Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Web-based tools

Why invent things that already exist?

Please find below links to didactic and methodological tools, as well as platforms for continuous learning, networks, and research – and a digital self-evaluation of your own course.

(Many links below are only available in German)

Online self-evaluation using ILIAS

iLUB, the Support Center for ICT-Aided Teaching and Research of the University of Bern, offers lecturers at the University of Bern an online self-evaluation tool. The questions and feedback criteria for the self-evaluation can be prepared by the lecturers according to their own needs, making it a very versatile tool. Lecturers may, for example, allow students to evaluate their courses or their teaching style using their own criteria. They can also have students make a needs assessment, or they can prepare a decision-making basis for a new course. This self-evaluation can be carried out on ILIAS, the digital learning platform of the University of Bern (operated through iLUB).


To create a self-evaluation, open your corresponding course at ILIAS. In the course folder, you can select “self-evaluation” using the “Add new object” button. Then follow the instructions set by ILIAS. A simple guide for the settings of the self-evaluation is also available under the following link.

Evaluating the results:

As an administrator, you can view the results of all participants. The answers can also be exported from ILIAS in CSV format. You will receive a graphical evaluation of the results of the self-evaluation in bar charts and spider diagrams. ILIAS also gives you an automatic, brief summary of the feedback per question in words (e.g. “Your teaching style challenges us to learn”).

 The following list contains links to to didactic and methodological tools
Sprachkompass des Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Universität Bern
Unterrichtsmaterialien des EducETH, ETH Zürich
Sustainicum Collection, Lehrmaterialien für Bildung zur Nachhaltigkeit
Lernmaterialien des Consus (Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations)
Virtuelle Akademie Nachhaltigkeit der Universität Bremen
BNE-Portal der deutschen UNESCO-Kommission
Virtuelle Akademie Nachhaltigkeit der Universität Bremen
Didaktische Tipps der Hochschuldidaktik, Universität Bern
Toolbox Assessment der Hochschuldidaktik, Universität Bern
iTools der Supportstelle für ICT-gestützte Lehre und Forschung, Universität Bern, Login
Toolbox von td-net für Wissenskoproduktion
Diversity-Tool der Universität zu Köln
Sustainability Literacy Test, von der KEDGE Business School (Frankreich) gehostet
Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, version 2.0
Konstruktivistischer Methodenpool von K. Reich
Methodensammlung der Qualitäts- und Unterstützungsagentur, Landesinstitut für Schule (QUA-LiS NRW)
Methodensammlung für offene Unterrichtsmethoden von S. Lin-Klitzing und M.K. Stumpf, Zentrale für Unterrichtsmedien im Internet (ZUM)
Methodensammlung nach M. Porsch, Pädagogische Hochschule Wien
Methoden-Training im Unterricht von R.B. Wohlgemuth (Wohlgemuth Media)
Bildungsportal des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW)
Unterrichtsmethoden für die Sozialwissenschaften (Sowi-Online)
Liste der Unterrichtsmethoden nach Wikipedi
Göttinger Katalog didaktischer Modelle (GKDM) von K.H. Flechsig, Institut für Interkulturelle Didaktik
Didaktische Methoden der Arbowis GmbH
A selection of platforms for further education, developing your network, and research

Swiss Research Portal for Sustainable Development (SWISS-sdr)

University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD)
éducation21 / BNE-Kit