Regardless of your discipline, EwS 2018 promises to be a great event for all educators teaching, or wishing to teach, the principles of sustainable development.
It is recognised that the principles of sustainability need to be introduced to all students. The challenge educators face is how to embed this topic into programmes and educational methodologies. EwS 2018 aims to showcase national and international examples of best practice in the development and delivery of pedagogical methods around sustainable development.
In addition presentations from national and international speakers EwS 2018 will provide workshops free to conference participants.
There will also be an opportunity for attendees to visit the international undergraduate summer academy ‘Sustainable Futures’. This undergraduate event, founded by Mid Sweden University seven years ago will, for the first time, be hosted by the Institute of Technology, Sligo.
EwS 2018 will open on Monday the 20th of August.
|Education with Sustainability 2018 Programme, Monday 20th August|
|18:00 – 20:00 hrs||Registration – Main Reception Area IT Sligo|
|19:00||Opening Reception (Outside Aurivo Auditorium)
|20:00||“Summer Academy – Teaching Sustainability in the Spirit of Morgan Fröling” by Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson
|20:20||Panel Discussion: Fake News and Impacts
Followed by Q & A Session
Panel: Ella McSweeney (Food and Farming Journalist), Alison Greig (Director of Education for Sustainability, Anglia Ruskin University), Michael Ewing (Coordinator of Irish Environmental Network), Oonagh Monaghan (Food Consultant and Author), Ciaran Byrne (CEO Inland Fisheries Ireland)
Chair: Dr. Richard Thorn (Emeritus President IT Sligo)
|Education with Sustainability 2018 Programme, Tuesday 21st August|
|8:00 am||Registration – Main Reception Area IT Sligo|
|9:15||Welcome Address by Dr. Brendan McCormack, IT Sligo President (Aurivo Auditorium)|
|9:45 – 10.30||Keynote lecture by Alison Greig|
|10:30-11:00||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|11:00-12:15||Oral Presentations – Sustainability as a Pedagogical Tool|
|11:00-11:15||Theory building at the Science-Practice Interface, by T. Hochstrasser|
|11:15-11:30||Sustainability Education for Early Learners, by C. Brady|
|11:30-11:45||Ways of Learning and Knowing, by C. Nell|
|11:45-12:00||BIAZA Conservation and Sustainability Workshop, working together to promote concepts applicable to the Junior Cycle Science Curriculum, by N. Burke, L. Mc Sweeney, R. Molly & D. King|
|12:00-12:15||How to lift students 10,000 meters up above ground by I. Danielski|
|12:15 – 13:15||Lunch (Food Court) and Poster Session|
|13:15-14:45||Oral Presentations – Sustainability in Higher Education|
|13:15-13:30||Teaching Sustainability Sustainably by A. Morrissey, S. Fahy, C. Foley, D. Crowe|
|13:30-13:45||Teaching Engineers Ecological Economics by J. J. Fitzpatrick, E. P. Byrne|
|13:45-14:00||Process Engineering: Reflections on an evolving journey towards an award-winning programme for sustainability by E. P. Byrne, J. J. Fitzpatrick|
|14:00-14:15||The pedagogy of sustainability in higher education – a case study of sustainability in graphic design education by K. Göransson, A.-S. Fagerholm, N. Fagerholm|
|14:15-14:30||Incorporating real world sustainability challenges in an environmental technology Masters Programme by T. P. Curran|
|14:30-14:45||Using the Change Laboratory to embed Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education praxis by J. Scahill|
|14:45 – 15:15||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|15:15 – 17:00||Oral Presentations – Outreach|
Wearing the Wrong Glasses—Impact on youth attitudes following a project-based education for sustainable development summer school by M. Kuster
|15:30-15:45||Sustainable Education for Healthcare Innovation by E. Klok|
|15:45-16:00||Spreading the word far and wide – Underpinning outreach efforts with an effective communications plan by E. Davis, F. E. Lucy, J. M. Caffrey, J. T.A. Dick, N. E. Coughlan|
|16:00-16:15||NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020 LEARN LIVE LEAD by M. O’Dowd Lohan, J. Goggins, F. Fahy, C. Brown et al.|
|16:15-16:30||Differences in cultural context as an educational tool understanding differences in values of Ecosystem Services by P. v. de Brink|
|16:30-16:45||The presence of education for sustainable development J. Scahill|
|16:45-17:00||Social Impacts of a Primary Environmental Education Programme by K. Hammond, A. Rolston, & S. Linnane|
|17:00||End of day two|
|19:00||Social Activity at View Bar in the Glasshouse Hotel|
|Education with Sustainability 2018 Programme, Wednesday 22nd August|
|9:00-9:45||Keynote lecture by Karel Mulder (Aurivo Auditorium)|
|9:45-10:30||Summer Academy Open Door Event|
|10:30-11:00||Coffee Break and Poster Session|
|11:00 – 13:30||Workshops|
|Life Cycle Analysis
Training on LCA for sustainable development B1080
|Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Design
|How Unsustainable are the Sustainable Development Goals?
|14:30||Workshops Outputs and Discussion – Plenary Session|
|15:30||EwS: what is next?|
As an attendee at EwS 2018, you have the opportunity to attend one of the three training workshops. EwS 2018 will over the following workshops;
- Workshop 1 – Life Cycle Analysis – Training on LCA for sustainable development
- Workshop 2 – Corporate Social Responsibility and Design
- Workshop 3 – How Unsustainable are the Sustainable Development Goals?
All the workshops will report to the conference afterwards to share their outputs.
Sustainable Futures Summer Academy Open Door Event
In tandem with the EwS conference we will be running our Sustainable Futures student summer academy. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit the summer academy. They will have an opportunity to meet students and teaching staff and learn more about this event and its philosophy of imparting the principles of sustainability within international, multidisciplinary teams.