Education in Sustainable Development

Education in Sustainable Development

Acquire competences in evaluating, planning and carrying out projects within a subject or cross-curricular subjects relating to teaching, or working with, sustainability.

Start date: 19 August 2019
End date: 20 December 2019
Apply before: 1 May 2019

Location: Odense
ECTS: 10

Please note:

Combine courses for a full semester

Target Group

Danish or Exchange students from various faculties or programs of study who have been permitted to study at a university or a University College, in particular Teacher Education students.

The course is particularly suitable for students in the faculties of education, social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.

In order to participate, students must speak English at an advanced level (preferably C level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).

How to apply

Purpose of The Course

The module gives you competences in evaluating, planning and carrying out projects within a subject or cross-curricular subjects relating to teaching, or working with, sustainability.

Focus is on

  • different theories on sustainability
  • the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
  • local and global ecological footprint
  • sustainable resource utilization, e.g. sustainable food production
  • interaction between people and technology
  • didactic discussion on why and how to teach sustainable subjects
  • developing materials and didactic designs for teaching sustainable subjects
Content of Education in Sustainable Development Show all
General Information

Work Load

10 ECTS. The module consists of 16 course days (4 hours per course day) and group work with instructions.

Course days and times will be stipulated in a timetable, which will be available for students at or before semester start.

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English.

The module is project oriented and based on lectures by the teacher, peers, and guest lectures. These will be followed up with debate in class.

As well, there will be a number of excursions to visit schools, other institutions or companies working with sustainability. The impressions from excursions will be discussed and used in projects afterwards.

The projects will be presented, discussed and evaluated.

Conditions

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, you have to:

  • Participate in the lessons
  • Participate in excursions
  • Complete projects
  • Present projects to internal (peers) and external partners (e.g. schools, kindergartens, companies)
  • Give peer feedback to module products
Course Description

The elements of the module are:

  • Lectures on the topics of the module (see under Purpose of the Module)
  • Debate and reflections on sustainability related to the lectures and excursions
  • Excursions to schools, other institutions and companies that work with sustainability
  • Presentation of the projects to peers and stakeholders
  • Peer feedback
Examination

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, you have

  • to attend the lessons
  • to participate in and carry out a project
  • to present a product at the end of the module together with your group or partner

Students will be awarded a grade from The Danish 7-point grading  scale

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