We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them The quote often attributed to Einstein perfectly explains why it is the mindset which needs to be targeted if we want our students of guest-oriented vocational skills to act more sustainably. Put another […]

Sustainability mindset 101

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

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’s […]

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