Come along to the next Sustainability in the Curriculum meeting
13 May 2016
Join us on Wednesday, 18 May from 2.30 to 4.30pm in the Simon Building, Room 5.05 for information about The RoundView
The RoundView is an ongoing research project and initiative led by Dr. Joanne Tippett at the University. The subject of this work is the knowledge, skills, and behaviours that are needed in order to create sustainable solutions and development, locally and globally. Simple, accessible models of sustainability and of the systemic changes that can lead us in that direction have been developed together with hands-on tools and resources for teaching and training them. This workshop will introduce the RoundView framework. Joanne will discuss how it has been used to promote critical thinking and exploration in a range of teaching settings – from post-graduate to primary school settings. You will have opportunities to think about the potential for such a framework in your own teaching setting.
A key component of the RoundView framework is a clear and powerful model of how ecosystems and ecological cycles work to provide our ‘Global Life Support System’. This can be viewed as our ‘Big Heritage’ – the heritage of our species, globally, which forms the essential context for our society, culture and economy. This workshop will also discuss current work with the Great Manchester Wetlands Project to trial the RoundView as a means for motivating a wide range of community members and stakeholders to get involved in regenerating the post-industrial landscape between Manchester and Wigan.