TheSustainabilityInformationTeachingExchange www.thesite.eu Chris Smith Plymouth College of Art
Embedding Sustainability in the Curricula: • Where do we start? • Subject specialist knowledge of tutors in Art & Design does not generally include ESD • Motivation of Makers; product/process • Our responsibility for the Future
What Do We Need? • A way of introducing concepts of Sustainability and linking them to our subjects • To begin asking the right questions • Resources; lesson plans • Subject specific information
Background to The SITE • Origin as PGCE training exercise in 2005 • Support of PCA Research Committee & Making Futures initiative – top down and bottom up!
Current Status • Recently made live • Art & Design subject areas development at PCA; gathering existing knowledge and using SITE materials at PCA • Gathering feedback, refining content
What’s Next? • Dissemination • Collaborations • Case Studies • Discussion Forums • Ongoing expansion Subject Areas • Self sustaining; advertising or sponsorship • Move outwards from Art & Design • Incentives & interactive opportunities
Discussion • Questions • Feedback • Ideas, initiatives, best practice to share • What are the limitations?