Sustainability in the curriculum

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Supporting and developing student appreciation of sustainable development for social, economic and environmental well-being is implicit in the EDGE Framework which gives practical expression to the values-driven approach at Cardiff Met. This is achieved through focus upon:

  • sustainable development as an aspect of the Global  and Ethical elements of EDGE that the university aspires to develop in all students through their curricular studies and extracurricular activities
  • the creation of a sustainability oriented community of practice which brings together  students, academics and support staff from across the institution in order to raise awareness and develop practice
  • providing opportunities for students to consider the impact of sustainability oriented agendas from individual, professional and social perspectives
  • supporting students to learn through sustainable development practices as well as about them via the embedding of authentic learning experiences centred around relevant sustainable development agendas within disciplinary curricula

QED supports staff to achieve the above goals through a number of initiatives:

  • Supporting and engaging staff through online resource materials – a comprehensive resource featuring advice, case studies and related source materials has been developed
  • Education for Sustainable Development Exchange – a forum for both academic and support staff from across the university enabling the identification of opportunities and sharing of best practice