adult education


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


Having established a need and demand, a new course should be built on learning outcomes. This is enshrined in many quality assurance processes and before any financial support is given either by government or supranational bodies such as the EU. Therefore having been granted financial support under the Erasmus+ programme […]

Built on learning outcomes




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


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




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