Pedagogy


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?




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



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


This book caught my eye based on the title alone “The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration” (Big Book Series) by Mary Scannell. The book is not aimed at the adult education sector nor the intercultural communication sector. So once again, […]

Using games in conflict resolution


In the last few posts I have been exploring different facets about how to resolve conflict in the diverse adult education classroom. This mainly revolves around taking the intercultural aspects into consideration such as tolerance for ambiguity and the role of the teacher (leader) in the classroom. This post is […]

Don’t forget the classic tools



In the last post I made a case for not only the teacher but also the students to increase their tolerance for ambiguity. I suggested the following approach: ask about and clarify when behaviours are unexpected. even better is to anticipate misunderstandings and to make as much clear from the […]

Reducing ambiguity