University of Kent ESD
Learning and Teaching
Sustainability in the formal and informal curriculum
Future proof your curriculum by embedding sustainability into your teaching practice or further integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into your curriculum. This Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) toolkit will give you concise actionable resources to achieve this result while providing insights into the underpinning theories. Enriching your teaching with SDGs advances our strategic objective to ensure that all students have access to learning and teaching that enhances their understanding of sustainability.
The University and Kent Students’ Union, in partnership, are working together to facilitate institution change in embedding sustainability throughout all parts of the student learning experience.
We are working to ensure that every student – from architecture to business, and chemistry to digital arts – is prepared with the knowledge and understanding of sustainability, and possess the sustainability skills and attributes, and the desire and willingness to deal with these issues.
Examples of ESD at Kent
A selection of projects, modules and research which highlights sustainability in learning at Kent
Kent Extra Studyplus Module
Develop your knowledge of climate change and addressing the worldwide climate crisis by taking accredited Carbon Literacy Training.
Taught Curriculum - Cultures of Sustainability
This module encourages students to engage critically with the multiple and complex meaning of sustainability.
Living Lab Projects - No Mow May Design Challenge
Year 2 Market Research Project
Stage 2 Graphic Design students have taken part in a challenge to produce a series of posters that can be used across campus to communicate the University’s No Mow May initiative in support of biodiversity
Research - Energy Futures
Collaborations in energy research at Kent
An outline of the University of Kent's energy related research and our dynamic, demand-driven approach to the future energy
Living Lab Projects - Bioblitz
Campus biodiversity data collection
Conservation students from the DICE held a BioBlitz which is an interactive event to record as many living species as possible within a specific area, under a short amount of time.
Research - Signature research Theme
Positive Environmental Futures
This Signature Research Theme is about building an innovative, creative and inclusive community that is actively focused on addressing real-world challenges and finding solutions to the urgent environmental issues facing the world today.
"Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.
Below is a selection of resources for getting started with EfS.