What is Education for Sustainable Development?
Enabling every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.
ESD at Kent
In March 2019 we held a conference titled 'Teaching Sustainability: Sustainable Teaching' open to staff and students across the University. All of the presentations and resources from the conference are availible below.
- Adrianna CM - Embedding sustainability in the curriculum.pptx
- Catherine Morris - Demystifying Sustainability.pptx
- Ellie Martin - CCCU Students' Union.pptx
- Meg Baker - Empowering students as agents of change.pptx
- Nicholas Thurston - Can Universities Lead the Change.pptx
- Paul Warwick - UN SDGs.pptx
- Rufus Howard - Valuing Nature.pptx
- Zoe Robinson - The Trojan Mouse of Sustainability.pptx
- CCCU Futures-Initiative-report.pdf
- Keele 2018 MODULE CASE STUDIES.pdf
- Keele ESD strategy.docx
- NUS Future Fit Framework.pdf
- Plymouth 7 steps campus.pdf
- Plymouth 7 steps teaching.pdf
- Plymouth SowingSeeds.pdf
- Problem based learning case studies.pdf
- St Andrews living-lab-report.pdf
- UWE and SDGs Display full set of maps.pdf
- UWE ESD-Annual-Report.docx
2 study plus modules are available to all students
Sustainability Education is often referred to as Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which has been defined as:
"Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.
Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption.
It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way.
Education for Sustainable Development requires far-reaching changes in the way education is often practised today."