Always Learning

Sustainability Definitions – why off the shelf doesn’t work

Intuitively the concept of sustainability has been taken up as an aspiration across the world. Try to find … Read More »

Handing over the Reins

Teaching used to be about lectures, and learning about memorising information. But in a field such as sustainability … Read More »

Less Doom and Gloom

Ever since I could remember I knew my dream job would involve ‘saving the planet’. In my work … Read More »

Critical Reflection – more than mirroring ‘experts’

Critical reflection is required in all disciplines if deeper learning is to be achieved. It occurs when we … Read More »

Listening to Students for Equity

Recently we investigated how students could learn  oral communications in the online learning environment (here’s the full report). … Read More »

Different Learning Styles

Very early in my teaching at university I had the opportunity to work with a group of colleagues … Read More »

Holistic Thinking

My own journey from environmental scientist (with a heavy emphasis on chemistry and biology) to sustainability scientist has … Read More »

The role of the instructor

At the beginning of every course I teach, I explain my teaching philosophy to my students  and then … Read More »

Big Picture Student Learning Outcomes

The literature is chock full of advice for teachers to reflect on what they want their students to … Read More »

Learning for Sustainability is an on-going, active participation and reflection in how to take action to create the future we want. In my teaching for sustainability I feel like I myself am continually learning new and interesting things that make me think about how I contribute to the future I wish to be a part of.

In my work I have been incredibly lucky because so many people from a wide range of backgrounds have shared their incredible expertise and experience with me about their own teaching and learning for a sustainable future. Here, I will share what they have generously offered, together with my research and reflections on my own teaching and learning journey.