Sustainable Development is not determined from the top down. We can envisage it as an individual and societal search and learning process by all members of society – aimed at shaping alternative pathways. A participatory process such as this requires all actors to possess the relevant knowledge and skills. Education for Sustainable Development is thus a key component of the educational mandate set by the canton of Bern – also for the university. The ESD-UniBe Team offers workshops, advice, materials, and networking to help teaching staff implement this important task.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
NEWS, INFORMATION, AND EVENTS
Promoting Sustainable Development in Teaching
The University of Bern promotes the integration of Sustainable Development into teaching. It supports projects that introduce a new concept of teaching sustainability issues into new or existing courses.
Think global, teach local: integrating Sustainable Development into your teaching
The University of Bern aims to increasingly integrate the topic of Sustainable Development into its teaching, to better prepare students for global problems. In this course, teaching staff will address the interface between their own discipline and Sustainable Development, based on which they will develop innovative teaching and learning scenarios. This professional development course is part of the CAS Higher Education Teaching.
Guidelines: Integrating Sustainable Development into Higher Education
The guidelines contain basic information on the topics of “Sustainable Development” and “Education for Sustainable Development” (Foundations), as well as practical concepts, tools, guidance, information, examples, links, and slide sets for the integration of these topics into teaching (In-depth modules 1-4 are only available in German).
Explanatory videos on SD and ESD
What is sustainable development? And how can it be integrated into current higher education? The explanatory videos show possible ways for science to contribute to education for sustainable development.