Pedagogy – the method of how lecturers teach, both in theory and in practice.
Sustainability – “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Greenwashing – the deceptive practice of making false, exaggerated or unsubstantiated claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service or practice.
UN global goals – “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.”
Triple bottom line – a sustainability framework that looks at an organization’s performance in three areas: social, environmental, and economic. It acknowledges that these areas are connected and should be evaluated together to achieve sustainable growth in the long term.
EfS – Education for Sustainability (sometimes shortened to EFS or ESD) is a holistic educational approach – building awareness around sustainability issues, while also helping students develop their mindset to think critically, innovate, and find solutions.
Quality – a measurable, quantifiable standard of ‘good’
Colonialism – The euro-centric systems that exist around us – systemic privilege for the colonisers over the colonised.
Decolonial thinking – a theoretical and political framework that seeks to identify and challenge the ongoing effects of colonialism in contemporary social, political, and cultural systems.
Cultural appropriation – the adoption of elements or practices of one culture by members of another culture without sufficient understanding, respect, or acknowledgement of the cultural context and history from which those elements or practices originate; it reinforces power dynamics that have historically oppressed marginalized groups.
Intersectionality – people can have a number of different social labels, sometimes linked to their race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. But, you can have more than one of these labels at once.
Student co-creation – where students work with university lecturers or management to design and shape their own learning.