Went to a conference by the National Arts Learning Network/UKADIA yesterday.  Our team were looking to share what we were doing in terms of embedding sustainability into the curriculum and to get ideas from others, maybe make a network, in the light of the forthcoming government targets on carbon reduction for Higher Education and Further Education establishments.

What we are doing here at Plymouth College of Art includes several research initiatives by staff (some of which will be appearing on this site shortly as case studies), and including sustainability issues in teaching in Critical, Contextual and Historical Studies.  I think including the issues in cross-disciplinary ways increases the understanding that we are all in this together.  For me, this is one of the really good “side effects” of this research position – that research so centred in one discipline can be rolled out across curriculum.  The cross-pollination is a good thing for everyone, I think.

More in another post.

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