The Futures Initiative

Resources for development teams may include:

  • Internships (student)
  • Web development/TELT
  • Consultants/facilitators
  • Conference attendance
  • Travel/subsistence
  • Resources (books, equipment)
  • Teaching cover

The outcome from each development centre would be formulation and adoption by programmes of innovative approaches to teaching and learning that could then act as a catalyst for further developments across disciplines and programme teams. The developments should be clearly linked to validated programmes with specific Learning Outcomes to make ESF explicit and tie it to quality procedures.

 As well as facilitating and embedding ESF in specific programmes or programme suites, the outputs (using a similar model to the University’s RIT (Research Informed Teaching initiative) would result in formal publication (possibly web based) and dissemination of innovative ideas and best practice.

Because of the flexible approach and the key focus on ‘ownership’ by the teams, it is difficult to express what success will look like in detail, but we are confident that this process will result in curriculum developments that will challenge students and help them to more fully understand the need to sustainably manage our environment and address the challenges to our common future.