27 September 2017, by Tobias Wegener
The first of the two afternoon session blocks offered a varied program, reaching from language barriers over ESD down to an interactive campus walk in which the attendees were supposed to assess how sustainable the Universität Hamburg campus is.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Curriculum
Measuring and assessing sustainability at Higher Education Institutions (HEI)
Interactive campus walk – Learning by climate-friendly appropriation of space
How to empower universities to deal with Sustainable Development Goals?
Communication matters! Sustainability and Multilingualism
topic room program (slot 4)
And action! An interactive campus walk
In the second slot of day two at HSDS the participants had to come into action: “Interactive campus walk – Learning by climate-friendly appropriation of space”. After a theoretical introduction by Dr. Julia R. Kotzebue from Universität Hamburg (Germany) the participants started a campus walk equipped with a sheet that helps to check the campus on sustainability. Is there bicycle parking
space? Public transport nearby? Pedestrian friendly facilities? The campus walker noted what they find important for a sustainable campus. After the walk they came together again and collected their findings on www.place-scan.com.
Author and Photos: Daniela Friedrich
Communications matters! Sustainability and Multilingualism
Different languages can both be an asset and an obstacle, depending on who you ask. The project, "Multilingualism as a resource of a sustainable university ‒ project 4: Language on Campus" looks at the aspect from a positive side. As Dr. Claudia Schmitt, Managing Director & Scientific Coordinator of the Center for a Sustainable University, University Hamburg, explained, a lot of different languages are spoken on the campus, but not really valued, therefore the project aims at finding out which languages are spoken and looks at ways to use them as an asset.
After the presentation followed a little practical exercise for the participants and a discussion about the question: How does language influence the notion of sustainability?
Author: Michaela Haase
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