Preparing the Ground: Getting Started with Education for Sustainable Development in Your Institution
Following COP26, there has been increased momentum around education for sustainable development (ESD) in universities and colleges.
On 20th January 2022, our well-attended EAUC Scotland/ Learning for Sustainability Scotland ESD Topic Support Network aimed to harness that in the first of three ‘COP26 Legacy’ events, Preparing the Ground: Getting Started with ESD in Your Institution.
This online event highlighted reasons for embedding sustainability across curricula, explored the 2021 QAA/Advance HE Guidance for ESD https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/education-for-sustainable-development , shared examples from three Scottish institutions and supported attendees to workshop an exemplar ESD activity and practice curriculum mapping.
The recording of the event, available here: https://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/education_for_sustainable_development_tsn_janua is aimed at teaching staff and senior leaders with a role in curriculum design but may also be of interest to other university and college staff and students.
This video includes:
- An account of motivations for ESD at Heriott Watt University (9.18)
- A focus on QAA and Advance HE guidance around beginning ESD (42.30)
- A case study of how an online sustainable development degree began at the University of Highlands and Islands (58.52)
- A case study of Glasgow School of Arts ‘First year experience’ modules (1.12.54)
- A case study of embedding ESD in the institutions strategy for learning at Glasgow Caledonian University (1.25.05)
- Workshop walkthrough of ‘the coffee cup game’ (1.37.45)
- Individual quick curriculum mapping workshop (1.42.06)
Minutes from the session, individual presentations and resources highlighted in the session can also be downloaded. https://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/education_for_sustainable_development_tsn_janua