Creating a Climate for Change
Unfortunately, as we currently do not know how the coronavirus will progress globally in the coming months, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the University of Groningen Summer Schools 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this exceptional situation may cause. Hopefully we will see you next year instead. Stay safe and healthy!
4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
Challenges in sustainability education across the U4
Welcome to a summer school for sustainability education in Groningen. At this summer school, we want to share exciting and develop new ideas through series of participatory and interactive workshops. Through discussing our challenges in sustainability education, we will aim to critically analyze our experiences and share our best practices. We ask participants to bring in their cases and experiences.
Over the course of the summer school the cases may concern themes:
- Defining and measuring sustainable education
- Incorporating sustainability as a central element of a course
- Departing from solitude of specialization to teach sustainability
- Creating multi- inter- transdisciplinary education on program level
- Shaping and incorporating transformative learning
- Introducing complexity; valuing ethical and morals aspects of being
- Integrative understanding by integrative teaching: ethical thinking and action are supported by moving from being bystander to being a neighbor or friend
- Creating intimate understanding of others and their needs to prompt compassionate action
- Creating awareness that knowledge is socially constructed
- Bridging the knowledge-action gap: demonstrating to learners what people do with their knowledge
- Developing reflective, compassionate politically and socially sensitive teachers
- Educators’ practice: how do you do what you teach?
- Anthropocene – bringing the effect of human on Earth in education
- Creating connections to the community
- Building community, building strong relationships, developing higher level thinking skills for real-life application
- Changes in Higher Education institutions towards accommodating SDGs
- appreciation/attention from the faculty/board authorities
- new organizational forms
- accommodating inclusiveness
Day One: Meeting other participants, city tour, welcoming drinks
Day Two: Exploring the challenges
Day Three: Designing solutions
Day Four: Discussing implementation plans
The programme will engage the whole human and include next to keynotes, interactive workshops also art, spiritual and yoga activities.
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