Our certain future? The transformation we have to have

Buchan, Janet, and Buchan, Alastair (2010) Our certain future? The transformation we have to have. In: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. pp. 152-154. From: ascilite 2010: 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 5 - 8 December 2010, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Our future is not uncertain. What is certain that there will be a major transformation in the way people live and work, and our planet as we know it will become a very different place. Climate change, population growth and critically low levels of non-renewable energy sources are three key factors that are shaping our future. We do, however, have a degree of control over that future - if we are proactive in our transformation.

The action we take will influence that certain future. Firstly, action towards transformation will need to take place at two levels - local and global. Secondly, action will need to take place in two time frames: immediate and long term. Immediate actions include what we do every day in the ways in which we work and study and live our lives. For the long term transformation, attitudinal and behavioural changes are required. At Charles Sturt University one initiative that has the potential to make a significant long term difference is the CSU Curriculum Renewal Program. The curriculum students study is the beginning of the transformation in attitude and behaviour that will determine the path they choose. Through education, via technology and the curriculum, we have the potential to shape students' learning experiences students and to prepare them for their roles in effecting the transformation we have to have.

Item ID: 30373
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: transformation, curriculum renewal, technology, sustainability, climate change, resources, learning design
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 04:54
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 40%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 50%
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