As a lecturer or academic designer, you may find the SusTEACH Planning Tool helpful when you are designing or planning the teaching and learning provision for new courses or modules1. This tool is designed to help you:
The development of the SusTEACH Planning Tool is based on ideas about the design of the teaching, learning and asessment provision including: guidance; teaching content; library resources; learning activities; communication and collaboration; and assessment. For more details, see the background to the SusTEACH Planning Tool.
This self-assessment tool asks you questions about your proposed design for a new course or module that you plan to develop, (or one that you have already developed). These questions seek to identify the teaching methods that you plan to use to deliver the teaching and learning provision, including face-to-face teaching methods, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and/or specially developed printed teaching materials within the HE teaching system. Overall, the questions should take you about 5 minutes to complete.
The resulting report provides feedback on the likely environmental impacts associated with your proposed Teaching Model. This feedback is based on the findings of the SusTEACH project which conducted an assessment of the environmental mpacts of campus and distance-based HE courses and modules, and analysed the energy and carbon impacts associated with different teaching delivery methods.
1 The terms course and module are both used within and across HE institutions, to refer to a set of modular, standardised, independent, or interrelated teaching units that, when appropriately combined, construct a degree qualification. The second meaning for the term course is not used here, which refers to a course of study on a qualification programme and could consist of several modules or courses.
For each of the statements below select the main options which express how you propose to deliver your teaching plan.