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.
Pedagogen, Västra hamngatan 25 Västra Hamngatan 25, Pedagogen Building A, Room number: AK2134