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Teaching and Learning Strategies

These videos discuss some of the teaching and learning strategies that can support students to achieve the wide range of knowledge, skills and values objectives of Education for Sustainable Development. You may find that you often use the tools presented in these videos in your teaching and sometimes it is just a matter of making links or surfacing certain elements in order to make more visible the sustainability content of curricula. The introductory films on ESD are based on Unesco’s multimedia teacher education programme: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future.

Other Resources and Links

• Teaching and Learning Conversation Webinar on Sustainability in the Curriculum - this was an honest and insightful conversation with a diverse group of colleagues that included discussion about how we work with The Millennium Development Goals in the curriculum.

• ESD QAA GUIDANCE (pdf doc) published in June 2014 by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in partnership with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a guidance about ESD in the context of HE institutions in UK.

• Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group (SEEG) is a cross-institutional group that includes academics from different disciplines with a particular interest in sustainability and its application in curriculum development and research activity.

• The Sustainability Research Network is a cross-institutional network of academics interested and actively involved on research related to sustainability.

• The Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment (CATE) is a centre of expertise and research on environmental impact s related to transport and mobility.

• Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is an initiative based on six principles inspired by internationally accepted values, such as the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles. This initiative links the United Nations and business schools globally in to advance in the social responsibility agenda worldwide.

• MMU’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2014-2020 details the principal actions we need to take to improve our performance, to allow us to move towards becoming a sustainable university.