Support for your teaching
Your students want you to teach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Join the community of practice to take your teaching of sustainability and climate to the next level, no matter what your discipline.
University of Edinburgh students Sofia Velazquez Pimentel and Hanqi Feng interview fellow students about how they are taught sustainability in their programmes and what they want to see. Catrin Pilkinton and Yiling Ju helped create the video. Four minutes, 22 seconds.
Join the community of practice
We want to ensure educators feel confident when making course design changes to embed the Sustainable Development Goals in their teaching.
- Share examples of good practice and experiences
- Access resources and training opportunities
- Collaborate between academic and professional colleagues on living lab projects, including both student-led projects and those that link academic research and operational issues
- Celebrate success and receive encouragement
- Identify and revisit challenges using a critical friend approach.
The new 'Teaching: Climate and Sustainability Community of Practice' aligns with the Curriculum Transformation Project and the Climate and Sustainability Sub-group.
We invite you to join, whether you teach formally or informally, are new to teaching sustainability or have done so for many years.
The ambition for Curriculum Transformation is to:
- Generate an outstanding educational experience for students
- Increase our impact in how teaching is administered and supported, and
- Create greater alignment with institutional strategic priorities.
A key focus in Strategy 2030 is Social and Civic Responsibility. The University of Edinburgh’s vision is to make the world a better place, to ensure that our actions and activities deliver positive change locally, regionally and globally.
The 'Teaching: Climate and Sustainability Community of Practice' supports the University’s aims to provide students with strong leadership and change management skills, together with the knowledge to be bold sustainable changemakers in their future careers.
We want to provide opportunities for students through the academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities to critically engage with the Sustainable Development Goals.
The University’s Climate Emergency Response Plan, approved by the University Executive in August 2019, committed to the integration of climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum. This work also contributes to the University's Social and Civic Responsibility Plan.
Like you, we want to:
- Develop the graduate attributes of students, ensuring they have the skills, knowledge and passion to make a positive difference in society.
- To make it as easy and time-efficient as possible to embed the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals, and how they can be addressed in learning and teaching.