Creating the Conditions for Embedding Sustainable Development in the Curriculum

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This curriculum guide highlights ways in which you can create the conditions to allow sustainable development to be embedded in the curriculum by supporting your staff to make it happen.

The research on which this document is based showed that leaders within Further Education and other learning organisations were taking action on embedding sustainable development within the curriculum – but often not quickly enough or in a consistent and ambitious manner. It also showed that where sustainable development was being embedded in the curriculum the senior managers within the institution were leading on this as well as creating the conditions for other key staff to also show leadership in a number of ways.

In this document are a number of practical examples of how some institutions are demonstrating leadership in sustainable development. These examples are aimed at stimulating thought and questions and, coupled with the points raised throughout the document, will prompt senior managers to ask themselves how they are performing in this area.