An article from our colleagues in the NUS Sustainability Department, asking educators across UK universities and colleges to pledge to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their teaching, learning, and assessment during the week of 19th to 23rd February 2018.
The SDGs are a set of 17 'global goals' which set out targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and achieve prosperity for all by 2030. Alongside being a standalone goal, education is also vital for attaining all the other goals. As demonstrated by six years of NUS-led research, 60% of students, regardless of discipline, want to learn more about sustainability.
The SDG teach-in gives lecturers and teaching staff the chance to start the conversation. It will help raise awareness of why the SDGs should be at the heart of further and higher education, and catalyse the change needed to make this happen. This is as an exciting opportunity for students and staff to begin important conversations that will help generate curriculum reform and inspire a future generation of leaders, who are ready to tackle the world’s greatest environmental and social challenges.
Follow the teach-in on Twitter using the hashtag #SDGTeachIn