Getting the most out of a diverse adult classroom,the Culture basics for adult educators course, will last three weeks. Enroll here for $75 What’s on offer? As society becomes more diverse, the job of the adult education teacher includes a need to be aware of the different cultures in the room. Awareness […]

Culture 101 for adult educators



How to convince classroom teacher trainers that you can train vocational trainers to help their students develop a sustainability mindset online as well as face to face? As part of the Bonn Multiplier Event I ran a workshop on blended learning for sustainabilty. See the slides here. On the same page? The […]

Blended learning for sustainability


One of the dilemmas of those advocating a more sustainable lifestyle is about how radical the change should be. Is it enough to buy sustainably? Will the buying habits of individuals have a positive impact on the Doomsday clock? The view of experts such as Dr Sylvia Lorek is that […]

How deep is your green?


I was honoured to be asked to share as part of Connecting Online 2017 during which I gave an overview of the Prof E Sus project about how we are planning to prepare vocational teachers of guest-oriented jobs to help their students have a more sustainable mindset. You can flick […]

Connecting Online 2017



It may seem odd but it looks as though there is a shortage of examples of how to apply the SAMR model to a course that is already fully online. Perhaps people think that because the course is 100% online then it must be reaching the full potential of what […]

SAMR online


Modelling sustainable behaviour is a powerful strategy for affecting those around you. Listen to Diana Solovyova from eastern Russia as she talks about three different aspects of being sustainable. As a professional ornithologist who does extensive fieldwork in the tundra and elsewhere, she is only too aware of the effects […]

Modelling sustainability


In my last post I painted a rather bleak picture of where we are now in terms of sustainability (two and a half minutes away from the midnight of catastrophe to be exact). So what is to be done? Can anything be done? What can one individual or organisation do […]

The goal of EfS in vocational skill training



Why has the EU co-financed a project to develop a blended training course for teachers in vocational skills? There are two parts to this question. Why education for sustainability? Why education for sustainability in vocational skills? Why education for sustainability? Scientists just moved the doomsday clock half a second closer […]

Why sustainable vocational education?


Come to Bonn, Germany to learn more about green pedagogy and share your experiences. This free 2-day event will take place 18-19 January and you can register up to January 10th 2017. The International Federation for Home Economics which is headquartered in Bonn is putting on this event which is […]

Green pedagogy Idea Xchange: Free 2-day event, Bonn


Some European universities are much more pro-active about internationalisation than others and I have a feeling that German universities are in general more proactive in this than HE institutions in other EU countries. The Managing Cultural Diversity seminar which I have just returned from is just one prong in a […]

Managing Cultural Diversity



Many use their household skills as the basis for a home-based business. It could be a Bed and Breakfast, with or without AirBnB. It could be the manufacture and sale of country food grown on their own land. It could also be a farm market or a small cafe in […]

Sustainable home-based business