Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education

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  • Plats: Lodz University of Technology, Poland
  • Föreläsare: EdD Shepherd Urenje, SWEDESD - Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University. PhD Cecilia Lundberg, Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. MSc Sinikka Suomalainen, Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
  • Arrangör: The BUP Associate Secretariat at Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Kontaktperson: Sinikka Suomalainen
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The course focuses on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the learning methods in Higher Education. The participants will better integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their own practical teaching, courses and study programmes.

The course consists of five cycles. The participants will get an introduction to and use different methods and processes applied in the course cycles.

Each participant will develop a so-called Change project during the course. The Change project is based on an already existing course, study programme or a future teaching experience. The idea is to change the content to better integrate the ESD. The planning and implementation of the Change project will be the main outcome of the course. All the participants will have support of a critical friend and peer reviews via the e-platform Moodle and during the workshops.

Cycle 1. E-learning on Moodle. Introduction to sustainability and ESD. Preliminary planning of the Change project (1 month, September - October 2019).

Cycle 2. Workshop I with focus on SDG, ESD methodology and Design Thinking. Presentation of the plans and further development of the Change project (20 - 23 October 2019 in Łodz, Poland).

Cycle 3. Development of the Change project at the home university. Preparation for presentation of the project (including implementation plan, teaching and learning methods). (November 2019 - February 2020).

Cycle 4. Workshop II with focus on critical reflection. Presentation, reporting and peer learning together with the course. Discussion how to take the Change project forward. (3 days in March 2020, date and location open).

Cycle 5. Post course work in implementation of the Change project at the home university. Possibility to publish the project reports at the BUP website and/or a scientific journal.

A first introduction to the course by Dr Shepard Urenje is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXRDAm6g_MM&feature=youtu.be

Credits
A complete fulfillment of the course will generate a diploma/certificate corresponding to 5 ECTS by the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. The international board of BUP also approves the course.

Dates
September 2019 - March 2020 (online and two workshops).
Online material and exercises and discussions in small groups.

Two workshops:
20 - 23 October 2019 in Łodz, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.
Winter 2020 (time and place to be decided during the first workshop).

Preparation and presentation of an individual project Target group.

For further information and an application form please see BUP Teacher Course 2019-2020.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education