Create Sustain Ability ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2010
- RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
- 14 May 2010 10:00-16:00
The Art Design Media Subject Centre’s (ADM-HEA) Annual Forum 2010 focused on the subject of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
In 2005 the UK Government’s paper ‘Securing the Future’ outlined its
strategy for Sustainable Development. It defined ‘sustainable
development’ as a goal to ‘enable all people throughout the world to
satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without
compromising the quality of life for future generations’ (DEFRA p.6).
This goal has since gained momentum in higher education, more recently with the publication of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills ‘Investing in our Future: Sustainable Action Plan 2009’ and The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) ‘Sustainable Development in Higher Education’, 2008. Both these documents articulate the major and central role of educators and researchers in higher education and stress that fast-changing socio-economic and environmental conditions will demand a different set of attributes from graduates, for example, new skills, capabilities and knowledge to deal with climate change.
To assist and support institutions and art design and media subjects to develop curricula and pedagogy that will help students develop the skills and knowledge to live and work sustainably, this year’s Annual Forum aimed to:
Develop awareness and understanding of Education for Sustainable Development and relationships to art, design and media higher education.
Enable the exchange of information and ideas and practice for embedding sustainability issues and concepts in art, design and media curriculum, learning and teaching
Bring together those who are currently or have in the past undertaken research in the area of ESD to assist in the generation of further ideas and interactions.
Generate opportunities and support for those wishing to collaborate to develop new and existing projects and initiatives.
Arran Stibbe, National Teaching Fellow, author of The Handbook for Sustainable Literacy and Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, opened the day with a keynote followed by a number of facilitated discussion groups based on the submitted papers.
Full Programme and Abstracts pdf
Presentations from this event:
Learning in Place
Making Futures: sustainability and curriculum change
Malcolm Ferris, Plymouth College of Art
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