Education Innovation Projects

We have an international reputation for leading on the development of Education for Sustainability (EfS) at our university and in collaborations with EfS experts worldwide.

We have led and collaborated on several large scale participatory projects to develop fresh thinking and new practice in EfS in the university sector. We have worked with over 75 universities worldwide on major EfS projects, developing best practice and adaptable tools for use by educators and trainers in any setting.

Funded research initiatives

We have used the ideas and methods of EfS to design and deliver our commissioned research projects, breaking new ground in the application of EfS into practice. This work has been led by researchers from our Sustainability Team and helps drive our sustainability implementation programme across the curriculum.
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University Educators for Sustainable Development (2013-2016)

Project: Large scale consortium project with EfS experts across Europe, mapping policy and practice, developing leading practice in professional capacity building and buildingf an expert network.

Participants: 53 organisations across 33 countries. Led by University of Gloucestershire with Charles University of Prague, Leuphana University, Lunenburg, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Focus: Professional development in Efs

Funder: European Commission


Online Platform of Resources
Leading Practice Publication

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Flexible Pedagogies: New Pedagogical Ideas (2013)

Project:  Commissioned sector research connecting shifts in pedagogical thinking and EfS with the transition to a future era of flexible and blended learning.

Participants: New Pedagogical Ideas theme led by University of Gloucestershire. Flexible Pedagogy programme composed of five research themes led by Professor Ron Barnett for HEA.

Focus: Flexible Learning and EfS

Funder: Higher Education Academy

New Pedagogical Ideas report
Flexible Pedagogy Report
HEA Webinar Slides
HEA Project Overview

Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education

Leading Curriculum Change for Sustainability (2010-2012)

Project: Positioning EfS in quality enhancement policy, working with UK Quality Assurance Agency, to develop guidance and pilot case studies from institutions.

Participants:  Led by University of Gloucestershire in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Agency, Aston University, University of Brighton, University of Exeter and Oxford Brookes University.

Focus: Quality enhancement and EfS

Funder: Higher Education Funding Council for England

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Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education

Linking Culture, Education and Sustainability (2008-2009)

Project: Commissioned research to analyse national EfS policies and collect good practices to improve the integration of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in delivery EfS programmes through the international Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

Participants: Led by University of Gloucestershire

Focus: Cultural Diversity, Intercultural Dialogue and EfS

Funder:  UNESCO

Project Report

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