What is a community of practice?

Each tertiary institution has two types of site memberships: "sustainability catalyst" and "sustainability educators".

What's involved with being a 'sustainability catalyst' in this community of practice?

The catalyst is the key connector in the community network. There is one catalyst in each tertiary institution.

If you want to be your institution's sustainability catalyst, contact us. You will be given a special log-in and password that will give you access to your institutional homepage. From here you will be able to upload your institution's sustainability profile and check the course listings are contemporary.

As the person in the know at your institution you can encourage educators to create their own profiles.

The institutional homepage is a way for institutions to profile their sustainability courses and best practice sustainability curriculum. Searchable on the web, potential students can find your campus and get a feeling for the sustainability courses and educators on your campus.

What's involved with being a 'sustainability educator' in this community of practice?

If you are teaching or researching at an Australian tertiary education institution, you can register as a member of the community of practice on the site. As a registered member, your profile will be available on the site and searchable via the Internet.

You can upload courses you are teaching to the site, upload teaching materials and recommend news items and resources. You can choose to make your teaching materials available to the public or for members only.

Registered community members can download materials, comment on them and recommend them for the curriculum award. Comments cannot be seen by unregistered visitors to the site. In this way educators share and add to each other’s' teaching materials, under a Creative Commons agreement.