At Dumfries and Galloway College we are looking beyond sustainability only being considered in estates management and carbon reduction to ensure sustainability is embedded within the curriculum. We believe there is no area of the curriculum where sustainability cannot be part of learning and teaching.
We aim to use sustainability for core skills and employability purposes wherever possible. To achieve this we have developed subject specific sustainability workbooks and online courses and have started to credit rate them through the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. We currently have generic materials to introduce sustainability, either to staff or students, and subject specific materials for hairdressing and construction.
We are now working on developing subject specific sustainability materials for other curriculum areas.