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Planting the seeds: Whole-institution approaches to implementing education for sustainable development

Wed 1st June 2022 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates, News

Following COP26, there has been increased momentum around education for sustainable development (ESD) in universities and colleges across the UK. On 26 April 2022, our EAUC Scotland/ Learning for Sustainability Scotland event for the further and higher education sector aimed to harness that in the second of three ‘COP26 Legacy’ webinars.

The event aimed to: advise how to engage all teaching staff and students with learning for sustainability; emphasise the necessity of creating an enabling environment and share examples of resources and training to support staff in implementing ESD. 

The recording available here, is aimed at teaching staff and senior leaders with a role in curriculum design. However it may be of interest to anyone in the sector-staff and students. 

This video includes: 

  • An overview of SOS-UK’s 2022 SDG Teach In campaign (12.00)
  • A case study of the Teach In at West Lothian College  (25.20)
  • A case study of alternative pedagogies and assessment methods used in the University of Edinburgh’s online Sustainability and Social Responsibility Modules  (37.36)
  • EAUC Scotland’s subject specific ESD work (1.03.09)
  • The Climate Fresk workshop used at University of Strathclyde (1.07.53)
  • The GEN regeneration map used at University of St Andrews (1.12.48)
  • Mainstreaming ESD at De Montfort University, Nottingham  (1.34.10)

Minutes from the session, individual presentations and resources highlighted in the session can also be downloaded here