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An alternative approach to sustainable pedagogy

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#phUELed Learning Lunches: An 'Alternative' Approach to Postgraduate Sustainable Pedagogy

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: USS, US 4.15

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Join us for this new lunchtime seminar series that will input into our ongoing discussions around the Philosophy of UEL education (#phUELed).

Dr Adrian Watson (Centre for Alternative Technology) will be presenting a session that aims to provide an overview of an alternative approach to postgraduate sustainable pedagogy.  

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an educational charity dedicated to researching and communicating positive solutions for environmental change, and for many years CAT has had a successful relationship with the University of East London as one of its collaborative providers. 

Based in a rural location in Machynlleth, Wales, CAT delivers subject focused postgraduate courses in Environmental Sustainability and Architecture, using a blended learning approach. On-site teaching takes full advantage of CAT's remote location, and all of its modules are delivered through an intensive and immersive block teaching model. 

This model combines the approaches of residential fieldwork and immersive education supported by Distance Learning support from academics following onsite delivery. 

This seminar will show the advantages and disadvantages of this pedagogical model which can lead to stronger student integration and engagement with their studies.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019