Faculty of Social Sciences

Implementing Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

  • Date: 12/11/2017 at 9:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • Location: SLU Ultuna Room: Hörsal Loftet
  • Website
  • Organizer: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU
  • Contact person: Grzegorz Mikusinski
  • Phone: 0581-697329
  • Seminarium

SLU and the EU project WISE warmly invite you to participate in a one day seminar to present and discuss a handbook for Widening Interdisciplinary Sustainability Education. The handbook is based on the case method for actively engaging students in solving complex sustainability problems and building their skills in the core competencies required for successful engagement with sustainability issues

The handbook was written by teachers from five European universities and connects higher education with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on the importance of curriculum design at both the program and course levels. The handbook also includes reflections on theoretical aspects of education and the role of instructors in this context.

There is no registration fee. First 60 registered participants will be provided with lunch at the venue.

Programme

Coffee and tea will be served from 9:30am to 10am

10:00 Welcome
Karin Holmgren, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, SLU

10:15  Keynote 
Arjen Wals, Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

11:15  Higher Education, Scaling and Agenda 2030
Eva Friman, Director, SWEDESD

12:00 Lunch

12:45 The WISE Handbook: Introduction

Katarzyna Iwinska, Institute of Sociology, Collegium Civitas, Poland
Natalie Jellinek, Educational Development Unit & SLU Global, SLU
Peter Aspengren, Educational Development Unit, SLU

13:30 The WISE Handbook: The SLU cases

Case 1: Sustainable development in the Shinyanga Region, Tanzania, Michael Jones, Swedish Biodiversity Centre, SLU
Case 2: How to include urban green areas in cities that are in desperate need of housing? Marcus Hedblom, Department of Forest Resource Management, SLU
Case 3: Dead-wood in Białowieża Forest, Grzegorz Mikusiński, School for Forest Management, SLU

14:30 Coffee and tea                    

14:45 Education for Sustainable Development and Student Participation

Sofia Lindkvist, Deputy Chair, SLUSS
Jozefine Nybom, PhD Student and instructor, Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology, SLU
Anne Swank, Chair, ELSA, ELLS Student Union
Malin Östman, Educational Coordinator and Deputy Director CEMUS/CSD

15:45-16:00  Concluding remarks
Ylva Hillbur, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Relations, SLU

Program in pdf

Moderator: Natalie Jellinek, Educational Development Unit and SLU Global, SLU