Teaching a sustainable mindset – for future-thinking professionals in guest-oriented businesses What? You explore the pedagogies that can help you build a sustainable mindset in your students. Help your students uncover sustainable work routines in their chosen career. The ProfEsus blended learning course held over 5 months with both face to […]

Free course: teaching a sustainable mindset



Implementing a sustainable mindset – Innovative Teacher Story Have you ever wondered how cold Finland really is in mid-January? Then here is your chance to find out by attending a free 2-day conference and workshop event 16-17th January in 2018. If you are a vocational teacher or trainer in the field […]

Meet us in Finland!


One of the first products released by the ProfESus project will be a collection of resources that can help teacher trainers to set up similar teacher training courses for teachers of vocational skills. This consists of two parts. The first part is a booklet of the basic principles of sustainability in […]

Resources for EfS in vocational training


A key theme of the Education for Sustainable Development seminar in Copenhagen in October was the idea of transgressive learning or transgressive actions. The verb to transgress has many negative associations for me. I see it as part of the discourse of sinning in religion for example. So the idea […]

Transgressive learning



In the previous post I concluded that Education for Sustainability had to be transformative in order to be effective. In the Prof E Sus project we have planned a blended learning solution with two weeks of face to face training punctuated by 12 weeks of online learning. Can online learning […]

Can online learning be transformative?


Education for sustainability works best when it is transformational. Why? Because sustainability implies long-term embedded changes in behaviour. The two cases I have recently presented show this very clearly. Restaurant Moment, the sustainable restaurant in rural Denmark, can only work as an example for sustainability when all the staff buy into […]

Transformation please


The first newsletter of the Prof E Sus project is available now. Find out about products we have produced the free multiplier event in Finland in January 2018 the pilot course that starts in February and ends in June our Quality Board In English Newsletter_1_corr In German Newsletter_1_german

Prof E Sus update



The TPACK model has proved useful in the past to show the interaction between pedagogy, content and digital technology tools. It can be used constructively as a framework for planning and it can also help to rebut accusations that technology is driving advice about teaching. In the context of helping […]

Is there a sustainabilityTPACK?


To achieve a sustainable perspective you have to look far beyond individual lesson plans. This is the conclusion I have come to while looking for examples of best practice for the Prof E Sus project where we are developing a teacher training course to help hospitality trainers imbue their teaching […]

Learning sustainably


In the last post I illustrated an example of a case study focusing on one specific topic, the running of Restaurant Moment, a unique gastronomical experiment in Denmark. In fact that segment was part of a much longer interview which I present in its entirety here. There will be some […]

Restaurant Moment: a case study in sustainability



In the last post I presented an argument for using case studies to promote sustainable work practices in guest-oriented  vocational training. In this post I will share an example of how to make sustainable staff competences come to life through the use of a case study. Context Morten Storm Overgaard, […]

Staff competences in a sustainable setting


One of the main challenges with promoting sustainability is the relative scarcity of real world examples. At least that is the perception. By confronting your students with someone else’s everyday reality, then it’s easier to convince your students that they should be adopting these practices too. So one big advantage […]

The case study approach in sustainability