The Future Fit Framework
The Future Fit Framework is an introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE. It offers some key tools for reflecting on education for sustainability in your courses, as well as suggests how sustainability can be addressed in the curriculum. We have summarised some of these tools below.
Future Fit Framework Tools:
Education for sustainable development audit tool
The Framework outlines a range of ways to encourage discussion and reflection on an individual, group or
institutional level. Four key questions are:
- In what ways do you currently include or promote sustainability concepts, values and skills in
your curriculum area?
- What more could you/would you like to do?
- What opportunities and barriers are there currently?
- What kinds of support might you need to take this work further?
List of sustainability concepts that can be used in teaching
Developing sustainability literacy via teaching
Eight dimensions and questions are outlined 'to help develop sustainability literacy in relation to sustainability related
issues or problems'. The Framework encourages education to ask, around any subject:
- Holistic: ‘How does this relate to that?’ ‘What is the larger context here?’
- Critical: ‘Why are things this way, in whose interests?’
- Appreciative: ‘What’s good, and what already works well here?’
- Inclusive: ‘Who/what is being heard, listened to and engaged?’
- Systemic: ‘What are or might be the consequences of this?’
- Creative: ‘What innovation might be required?’
- Ethical: ‘How should this relate to that?’ ‘What is wise action?’ ‘How can we work towards
- the inclusive wellbeing of the whole system – social, economic, and ecological?’
- Practical: ‘How do we take this forward with sustainability in mind as our guiding principle?’