The purpose of this handbook is to provide ongoing support for tertiary sustainability practitioners to embed sustainability content and principles in tertiary level education curricula, campuses and communities. The intention is to build on previous work by tertiary educators in this field and to draw on the knowledge and skills of members of the SUSTAINed network.

CLICK HERE to see the discussion led by Colin Hocking on the purposes and possible structure of the tertiary EfS Handbook. This video clip is from the concluding session of the national symposium held on October 15th, 2014.

Summary of key points and questions raised in the discussion from symposium participants:

  • This needs to be a living handbook that uses the knowledge and skills of the EfS network to continually up-date information – keeping it fresh and dynamic.
  • Use an online platform that is accessible for all network members to contribute to the handbook – like Wikipedia or Wikiversity or MOOC.
  1. Who is the target audience?
  • Tertiary educators across faculties and subjects.
  • Course coordinators
  • Deans and administrators

2. What content should be included?

  • Need to consider individual subjects and courses.
  • Research methods and findings
  • Draw on knowledge of network members

3. How to teach EfS?

  • Include advice on effective methods of EfS teaching and learning.
  • Include examples of tertiary teaching from network members’ experience
  • Draw on and build scholarly work re effective teaching and learning

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