Abstract Submission Form

We invite you to present at the Sustainability in Higher Education Conference on Thursday 11th January 2018.

To submit a paper please complete the form below.

The UN’s recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide Higher Education (HE) with a renewed mandate for public engagement and a timely opportunity to look back at what has been achieved in sustainability education and  explore and consider its future direction in HE.  This conference is the third in a national series, developed in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, that aims to bring together, showcase, and celebrate achievements in sustainability related: teaching and learning; Continuing Professional Development (CPD); pedagogic research; curriculum development; learning space design; and whole institutional change.

We welcome abstracts for research paper and interactive poster presentations (200 words maximum), on the themes shown below.  While we particularly welcome submissions that address the indicative questions included here, we also invite broader abstracts that align with the overarching themes of the conference.

ESD pedagogy for compassionate change
What are the teaching and learning processes that enable students to (i) develop their own competencies as change leaders in the pursuit of more hopeful and sustainable futures and (ii) act collaboratively in ways that make a positive contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Innovative learning spaces for sustainability education
What are the physical and social environments that provide opportunities for renewed forms of sustainability education to flourish?  How can approaches such as the ‘living lab’ and service learning be built upon so that all students have the opportunity to learn through activities which are inquiry-based, active, participatory, interdisciplinary, and experiential?

Towards the sustainable university
What are effective approaches for ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of institutional change, organisational learning, and staff CPD? How can we engage effectively with staff and with students as partners in co-creating the sustainable university?

The deadline for submissions is 27th October. For any further information please email events@plymouth.ac.uk

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