• Training Room

    STEP - ESD, Me and a Cup of Tea - with Jane Catlin and Paul Wickham
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    ESD, Me and a Cup of Tea is an informal lunchtime monthly meet up where Strathclyde staff share their experience of embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into their teaching and curriculum

Duration 5 mins

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Archived

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Target Audience: Staff

ESD, Me and a Cup of Tea is an informal lunchtime monthly meet up where Strathclyde staff share their experience of embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into their teaching and curriculum. Each month we'll hear from a different member of staff who will 

discuss their approach to ESD over a cuppa. Most sessions will last between 30-45 minutes. There's no formal presentation and discussion is encouraged.

This month we’ll her from Jane Catlin and Paul Wickham, Teaching Fellows in the School of Education who focus on Inclusion and Music (respectively). They’ll discuss their VIP4SD project focusing on Globally Connect Communities, which is on offer to students in 2nd and 4th year in Education. The modules is designed to help educators understand how to use arts-based learning to explore issues of Learning for Sustainability and equity in education.

Building on previous School of Education field trips to the Gambia and Malawi, students are asked to consider the background geopolitics and the post-colonial context of our historical relationships with these countries. How do children's picture books shape our views of both Scotland and Africa? What biases/ prejudices/ stereotypes are being reinforce or challenge through the stories children are told and are being exposed to, especially in relation to issues of race, but also gender and disability? How can teachers and children become story makers as well as story tellers who promote principles of social justice and inclusion? In response to these provocations and critical questions, students on this module are asked to write and illustrate their own short children’s picture book on a Sustainable Development issue. This should be in a fully accessible format which can be used in a multicultural and multilingual context. 

Jane and Paul would be delighted to discuss how and why this module has been developed and would be interested in hearing feedback. Put on the kettle and join us online at 12.15pm on 18 October



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.


Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.

Delivered By: Centre for Sustainable Development