​Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg.

How can we systematically integrate sustainability into Higher Education curricula?

​The sustainability coordinators and the environmental management team at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development are arranging a second forum on curricular integration of sustainability. In the forum, best practices and challenges across the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers will be shared by speakers from both universities.
​It is widely acknowledged that education is an integral mechanism to help people lead a ´sustainable´ life. Driven by the Swedish Higher Education Act, the University of Gothenburg has been striving to strengthen its profile in terms of embracing sustainability and sustainable development in its educational and operational activities. To this end, the idea of integrating sustainability into the curricula has been running for a while both at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. Among the efforts so far, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV, has been promoting course labeling mechanism and the use of ESD toolbox. Likewise, the recent GU¿s 2017-2019 Action Plan for the Environment and Sustainable Development has emphasized the need to increase and assure the quality of integrating sustainable development into courses and study programmes. Despite the aforementioned endeavors, the 2017 thematic report from the university chancellor highlighted that it is not evident that these efforts are directly contributing to the development of education in corresponding subject areas. This begs questions such as:

How can we create a space and systematically integrate sustainability into HE curricula? Is integration always in terms of adding teaching content? Could it also be a shift in perspective?

In an effort to contribute to the aforementioned endeavors, the sustainability coordinators and the environmental management team at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development have planned a second forum on curricular integration of sustainability. In the forum, best practices and challenges across the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers will be shared by speakers from both universities.

You are warmly welcome to join and take part in this exciting event!

Kassahun Weldemariam, Student Sustainability coordinator at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development and PhD student at IDPP
Eddi Omrcen, Sustainability Officer Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development/University of Gothenburg

Register for the forum here!

For detailed schedule please see attached PDF.
Forum speakers:
John Holmberg, Professor in Physical Resource Theory, UNESCO Chair Holder.
Barbro Robertsson, Lecturer Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and UKÄ evaluation committee.
Anna Nyström Claesson, Lecturer, Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers.
Arjen Wals, professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University and Guest professor at University of Gothenburg, IDPP and GMV.
Mattias Sandberg, associate senior lecturer with a PhD in Human geography at University of Gothenburg.
Johan Boman, professor in Atmospheric science at the department of chemistry and molecular biology, University of Gothenburg.
Ingela Bursjöö, associate lecturer at Physics at University of Gothenburg, with a PhD in education for sustainable development.
Kategori Möte; Seminarium
Plats: Pedagogen, Västra hamngatan 25 Västra Hamngatan 25, Pedagogen Building A, Room number: AK2134
Tid: 2018-03-28 09:00
Sluttid: 2018-03-28 12:00

Publicerad: må 26 feb 2018.