Rings of Sustainability
Cornish College has developed sustainable thinking dispositions, which are represented by the Rings of Sustainability.
Thinking is more than ability. It also depends on developing a behavioural tendency or ‘disposition’ that includes developing the skills to structure an orderly solution to a problem, an inclination to act on the issue and an alertness to many possible ways to address the issue or problem.
We believe that an important responsibility of schooling for citizens of the 21st century is to think sustainably – to have the necessary skills for a global world, to have the inclination to act sustainably, to solve problems and be alert to the ways we can all make a difference. We have designed our curricular and cocurricular programs around the four interlocking rings, each with a set of focus questions. We also use the rings to inform our day-to-day school operations and underpin our Cornish College Strategy Story – Toward 2030.