The Steps Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability is a two-week immersive course on theories and practical approaches to sustainability, through creative, interactive and participatory learning. Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).
It includes the STEPS Annual Lecture, an event open to the public. The 2020 lecture will be given by Andrea J Nightingale, Professor of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and interested in transdisciplinary methods and the politics of the environment. There is a fee of £1000 to attend, but a small number of bursaries are available to applicants whose country of origin is not in the OECD – including those who are currently working/studying in OECD countries.
Date: 11-22 May 2020
Venue: University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK
Free online course: Pathways to Sustainability
The STEPS Learning website includes a free online course on Pathways to Sustainability, inspired by the Summer School. It includes selected reading lists, plus video lectures and questions to guide study.