Building a Sustainability Integrated Syllabus – Design & Humanities Courses

Building a Sustainability Integrated Syllabus – Design & Humanities Courses

In this session, the trainer elaborates on options and recommendations for embedding the sustainability content into key course syllabi of Regional University curricula. The session includes illustrative examples of upgrades to syllabus content for design and humanities courses, including lesson plans for covering them through the 5 years. Key ideas explored by the trainer during this session are integration of lecture and studio-based courses (horizontal integration), integration of virtual, classroom and physical aids, and activating multiple learning techniques as opposed to largely instructional pedagogy. The trainer seeks to elucidate the different ideas for creatively leveraging the room for the interpretation of curricula content and syllabus topics to intimately integrate sustainability in unprecedented ways. The session also aims to stimulate ideas for the group activity session on Day 3, demonstrating that these ideas are already in practice in contexts similar to theirs and are not futuristic fantasies.