Green Gown Awards Australasia 2015 Learning, Teaching and Skills - Highly Commended

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Deakin University

Head, hearts and hands – intertwine and inspire!

Creating Sustainable Futures commenced as an interdisciplinary unit on climate change, it has evolved into a process for, as well as product of, Education for Sustainability (EfS) which over 1000 students have experienced. It is included in all Deakin University undergraduate sustainability majors. It has facilitated and contributed to: establishment of a student society; short courses for health practitioners; sustainability events for local communities; sustainability workshops for secondary school students and; reinvigorated a Centre for Sustainability Research.

Top 3 learnings

1. Be open to and respectful of diversity in thinking and approaches from disciplines other than your own.
2. Ensure all curriculum content, assessments and teaching approaches align and reinforce each other and the curriculum aim and objectives.
3. Be creative and take risks.