Great news. Indeed green news. Of the five awarded Learning and Teaching for Sustainability (LTfS) Teaching Fellowships and Innovation Projects, four were awarded to staff in the College of Design and Social Context! Dr Yoko Akama (School of Media and Communications), Dr Olivia Guntarik (School of Media and Communications) and Ms Mette Stryhn (School of Architecture and Design) were awarded LTfS Teaching Fellowships, while Dr Judy Rogers (School of Architecture and Design) was awarded LTfS Innovation Project funding. This is a terrific result and follows on from similar successes for DSC last year (see below).
Funded by RMIT’s Sustainability Committee and administered through the Office Dean Learning and Teaching, these awards aim to produce strategic, high-quality curriculum resources and learning activities applicable to Learning and Teaching for Sustainability, both within the University and across the global tertiary sector
The successful DSC recipients of LTfS 2015 Teaching Fellowships are:
Dr Yoko Akama (School of Media and Communications/DSC) Project title: Designing Re-Connectedness: Application and Exploration of a Sustainability Framework in Design Education
Dr Olivia Guntarik (School of Media and Communications/DSC) Project title: Place Narratives: Strengthening Students’ Environmental Literacies Through Indigenous Art Education
Ms Mette Stryhn (School of Architecture and Design/DSC) Project title: Open Boundaries
The successful DSC recipient of LTfS 2015 Innovation Project funding is:
Dr Judy Rogers (School of Architecture and Design/DSC) Project title: Education for Sustainability: Building Spaces for Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Congratulations to all and we look forward to hearing how the year unfolds!
Dr Yoko Akama was also the recipient of an LTfS Teaching Fellowship in 2014, along with Dr James Wong (School of Property Construction & Project Management). You can read more from Yoko and James on how their 2014 fellowships are progressing at http://teachingtomtom.com/2014/11/25/rmit-learning-teaching-for-sustainability-teaching-fellowships-a-celebration-and-tips-for-applicants/