Developing Graduate Attributes through the Sustainability Agenda and Problem-Based Learning

This workshop series is being held at different Higher Education institutions around the UK during 2012/13, focusing on the delivery of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and graduate attributes using an interdisciplinary ‘Hybrid’ Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach. The workshops are the outcome of a three-year project funded by the Higher Education Academy's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme entitled ‘Hybrid problem-based learning: a scalable approach to sustainability education?’; a collaboration between Keele University, Manchester University and Staffordshire University.

Our Hybrid-PBL approach has been developed to enable the delivery of PBL-style teaching to larger cohort numbers in a less resource intensive way for the teaching and learning of sustainability education. This will be explored during the workshops along with links to other pressing agendas in Higher Education including Graduate Attributes, Employability, and Internationalisation amongst others. The workshops are aimed at educators from any discipline, from university, to FE and college educators, to PhD students with teaching responsibilities, who have interests in developing: 1) problem-based learning approaches, 2) education for sustainability, 3) graduate attributes and 4) the use of social media in teaching. 

Workshop Dates

  • Keele - Friday 30th November, 2012
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University - Tuesday 29th January, 2013
  • The University of Gloucestershire - Friday 15th March, 2013
  • London South Bank University - Monday 15th July, 2013

Workshop Slides

Keele event - PowerPoint presentations:‌ Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4Session 5

Wrexham event - PowerPoint presentations:‌ Session 1_wrexham; Session 2_wrexham; Session 3_wrexham; Session 4_wrexham

Gloucestershire event - PowerPoint presentations: Session 1_gloucestershireSession 2_gloucestershireSession 3_gloucestershireSession 4_gloucestershire

London South Bank University event - PowerPoint presentations: Session 1_LSBUSession 2_LSBUSession 3_LSBUSession 4_LSBU