Sustainability mindset framework for educational developers supporting future-ready curricula and student learning

  • Gesa Ruge

Abstract

Sustainable development and climate change have been recognised as among the most important global challenges of our time. Yet, to date, only a small number of universities have made sustainability a central focus for institutional activities, curricula and student learning. This paper investigates the current context for the integration of a sustainability mindset as a value-based framework in higher education. Educational developers are potentially well positioned and institutionally skilled to support the implementation of a sustainability mindset enhancing diverse disciplinary cultures, future-ready curricula and student learning. Initial findings highlight the need for an institutionally connected vision, skills support for educational developers and academic staff and linkage to a critically reflective paradigm for continued improvement and engagement.

Published
2020-12-09