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Re-engaging with the Common Good through education for sustainable development (ESD)
, the second in a in a London-wide discussion series on Political Action and Education for Sustainability, will take place at London South Bank University LSBU (Room B232, Borough Road Building, Borough Road SE1) on Friday 6 December 2013, 4.30-6.30 pm.

Dr Lorna Down, a senior lecturer in Education in the School of Education, The University of the West Indies, will be the key speaker at this event presented by the London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD in association with the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research at LSBU.

One of the pioneers of the MESCA (Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Caribbean universities) movement, Dr Down is also co-chair of the Caribbean Network of Teacher Educators for Sustainability.  Her research areas include embedding ESD in the curriculum, linking community to academia and Literature, Language and Teacher Education.

The event will end with a networking drinks reception.

To book a free place, please email with subject ‘December 6 free place.’

LRCE-UNU-logos-110923Papers are invited for the forthcoming conference Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) London: Supporting employability, society and the environment: a curriculum for sustainability, which will be held at London South Bank University on 10 June 2014. This will be the first Annual Conference of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on ESD, organised in partnership with 4 All of Us, a social enterprise event organization.

Bringing together educationalists, NGOs and employers, the conference aims to develop a London wide community of practice, with a view of inspiring and engaging the participants in promoting a sustainable future for all. It will comprise keynotes, panel Q&A, paper presentations, industry sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

Three speakers have already confirmed attendance:

  • Jane Davidson, Director INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness), University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Stephen Sterling, Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Plymouth University
  • Professor Daniella Tilbury, Director (Sustainability), University of Gloucestershire, and Chair UNESCO Expert Group on UN Decade in ESD

Two types of papers are welcome for submission:

  • Shared practice papers, which will outline and reflect on examples of course development and practice in individual subject areas or across disciplines
  • Issue based papers, which will examine a key issue of our times (e.g. climate change, war and conflict, social justice) in relation sustainable development and critically examine the implications for course development and curriculum

Requirements and key dates:

  • Abstracts (maximum 250 words) by 15 January  2014
  • Final draft (maximum 3500 words) by 15 April 2014

Papers will be eligible for consideration for a specialist edition of the journal Local Economy.

The London RCE on ESD is part of the UN University’s global RCE network, comprising 117 worldwide (as in November 2013).



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