Thanks to support from many friends and relatives (and a scholarship from some conference sponsors that covered my registration) I just got back from the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education conference in San Antonio, Texas. I presented a poster, Higher Education for Sustainability in Asian Contexts, about the book (Education for Sustainability: Paradigms, Policies and Practices in Asia).
I also delivered a one-hour workshop on Techniques to Foster Interpersonal Competences (slides | references | metaphors worksheet). The workshop participants seemed to enjoy the event, and were especially enthusiastic about the section on language and metaphors, and the 1-2-4-All activity from Liberating Structures. I met many wonderful people doing great work to improve the ways that higher education institutions can serve the interests of sustainability for future generations on earth.
A few things I learned about:
- Sustainability Literacy Test: sulitest.org
- Citizen’s Climate Lobby
- We Mean Buisness
- The US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
- Sustainability Across Research and Teaching
- Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability
- Fix-It Friday
- Sustainability Curriculum Consortium
- Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives
- Pew Research Center study on Political Polarization
- Engineers for a Sustainable World
It was so inspiring to meet so many passionate and effective change-makers. Thanks to and for sponsoring scholarships so some of us could attend, and special thanks to all of those who supported me on GoFundMe.