Activity 10 – Sustainable Learning
I love the concept of sustainability and we teach it in the Certificate in Human Services and have it embedded within each course.
Specifically we have a Reflective Journal piece where students reflect upon what economic, social, environmental sustainability is – then they are asked to define how they would work sustainably with clients.
The one key aspect I like to strongly emphasize is - how will they take care of themselves while they are studying, working etc.
The following are some of the key themes I discuss throughout the course in relation to sustainability & strategies that are used to keep the course sustainable.
Self-care – how will you prioritise this while studying (if you are unwell in any sense how will you be able to support others). What will you do to around self-care so you are energised and keep your stress levels lowered. This one in particular links into our Health and Safety course.
Time management – have you set up a study plan, set personal goals so that family/whanau and or work do not suffer. Setting up strategies to handle placement.
Encourage peer support in and outside of class.
Provide 1-1 support with our teaching assistant for those students that are struggling
Group work in class and some assessments completed in class time.
Diverse use of activities.