At the Summer School 'Creating a Climate for Change' - Lecturer Edition: U4 for SDG4 - (Groningen, 2-5 June 2019), we focus on the central theme of sustainability education; we critically analyze our experiences, share our best practices and develop new solutions a series of participatory and interactive workshops.
The aim of this summer school is to train lecturers so that they are able to convey sustainability knowledge/skills to their students. We ask participants to bring in their cases and experiences. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day school the cases may cover a whole arry of topics.
- 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
2 June: Arrival in Groningen & meeting of fellow participants
3 June: Exploring the challenges
4 June: Designing solutions
5 June: Discussing implementation plans
The programme will include interactive workshops and creative activities.
Fee & Application
Fee is 100€.
The deadline for application is 20 May 2019.
More information and contact
More information is available on https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2019/climate_for_change/
Marijke Nieborg (Green Office, programme coordinator)
Gloria Weber (Green Office, student assistant)