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
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
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
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
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