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Appropedia is a site for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development, with a particular focus on appropriate technology.

Appropedia as a pedagogical tool[edit]

Appropedia is increasingly being used to improve the pedagogy of service learning [1] [2][3] [4]

Appropedia can be used to:

  • integrate sustainability and development studies into language courses [4]
  • provide useful content for translation for language courses [4]
  • provide a design forum for engineering courses [1]
  • coordinate an online course [2] [3]
  • encourage collaboration on documents within a course [2][3]

Appropedia can be a valuable learning resource.

Examples of service learning projects[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J. M. Pearce, L. Grafman, T. Colledge, and R. Legg, “Leveraging Information Technology, Social Entrepreneurship and Global Collaboration for Just Sustainable DevelopmentProceedings of the 12th Annual National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference, pp. 201- 210, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J. M. Pearce and E. ter Horst “Appropedia and Sustainable Development for Improved Service Learning”, Proceedings of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Joshua M. Pearce, “Appropedia as a Tool for Service Learning in Sustainable Development”, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 3(1), pp.45-53, 2009. Q-Space pre-print
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 E. ter Horst and J. M. Pearce, “Foreign Languages and the Environment: A Collaborative Instructional Project:”, The Language Educator, pp. 52-56, October, 2008.