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Toolbox in Education for Sustainable Development

Welcome to the Toolbox in Education for Sustainable Development.

This tool is intended as an aid to educational planners and teachers at the University of Gothenburg in the process of Integrating sustainable development in courses and programs
We have gathered a wealth of experience from various sources to facilitate your work. Sometimes it can be seen that the material is infinite, but it will also serve as a reference book when searching for any materials or some inspiration.

The Toolbox is a mix of national and international sources. It is therefore both Swedish and English texts mixed.
Under the tabs Literature and PPT / Movie you can find much that is in English.
The tabs MOOC and news are all in English
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Please leave your comments on email to esd@gu.se

 

Sustainability definition

In this toolbox, we start from the definition of sustainable development contained in the Higher Education Act, Capter 1, Section 5, "In the course of their operations, higher education institutions shall promote sustainable development to assure for present and future generations a sound and healthy environment, economic and social welfare, and justice", complemented by the social responsibility mentioned in the university Vision2020,

" In year 2020 researchers in different disciplines in University of Gothenburg contributes to the solution of regional and global problems. Our range of education is characterized by large width corresponding to the needs of both students and the outside world and characterized by responsibility for knowledge and lifelong learning. We work in close collaboration with the outside world, promote sustainable development and is an active and respected mediator of knowledge "

Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

  • the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
  • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."

 

Learning outcomes

When we discuss the Learning Outcomes we normally refer to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen) and the Annex 2, Qualifications Ordinance

For Example:

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Pre-School Education the student shall demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering the student shall demonstrate the ability to design and manage products, processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science the student shall demonstrate the ability to manage products, processes and occupational health and safety while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community

For a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education the student shall demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development

For a Degree of Master of Architecture the student shall demonstrate the ability to plan, design, maintain and renew built environments and buildings in complex contexts and with a holistic approach informed by various demands, in particular the sustainable development required by the community

For a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering the student shall demonstrate the ability to develop and design products, processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education the student shall demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development

Other Examples:

Apalachian State University.

American College Personnel Association, Student Learning Outcomes for Sustainability, Assessment Materials Guidebook

Conceptualizing Sustainability Goal:  Students will be able to explain the origins, meanings, and applications of sustainability, and by extension, explain the interrelationships among environmental, societal, and economic well-being. They will do this in a framework that recognizes the cultural dimensions of sustainability.

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