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Embedding Sustainable Values into Teaching

Saturday 10 June 2017

As part the annual Learning and Teaching Conference, all university teaching staff had the opportunity to learn how to embed sustainability into any curriculum.

The sustainability team, in partnership with the Sheffield Business School (SBS) PRME team, who have succeeded in embedding sustainability into every postgraduate and undergraduate course, delivered a session entitled 'How can we equip students with the necessary tools to shape a sustainable future', which outlined the holistic and successful approach adopted by SBS in achieving their PRME accreditation as well as highlighting the importance and value of sustainability across the university. The NUS A-Z guide was also introduced as part of the conference exhibition on how to embed sustainability into any curriculum.

The session and exhibition stand were well received by conference attendees, generating a lot of interest and conversation around education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education institutions. Further sessions have been planned as part of the 2017/18 university-wide CPD programme, to work closely with academic staff to embed sustainability into courses across all faculties.

Following the recent approval of the Environmental Policy and Plan by top management sustainability continues to grow in importance across Sheffield Hallam. This opportunity to expand ESD across all faculties is an exciting step towards embedding the values throughout the university-wide curriculum.

See the Partnerships and Engagement page to find out more about how the faculties are embedding sustainability in the curriculum.

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