Classroom collaborations -exploring multi-sector co-learning at universities

Tags: EAUCConf18 | co-learning | local sustainability

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This session explores the premise that university taught courses can be “opened up” beyond their student cohort to support local action for sustainable development. A Masters level module at De Montfort University in Leicester, “Leading Change for Sustainability”, was re-designed in 2016 to incorporate knowledge exchange with sustainability practitioners. Local community members, including practitioners from businesses, local government and charities, were invited to co-learn in participatory classes alongside students, via timetabled sessions and evening events. Drawing upon two years’ experience of this approach, recommendations are put forward on how it can be employed to enhance student learning and local sustainability. 

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