Introducing and Implementing the 2021 Guidance on Education for Sustainable Development

Tags: ESD | Education for sustainable development | Learning and Teaching | Learning for Sustainability | Sustainability in Curriculum

The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Topic Support Network and Learning for Sustainability Scotland Further and Higher Education Task Group arranged this meeting to explore the 2021 QAA / Advance HE Guidance on Education for Sustainable Development for Higher Education providers.

Earlier ESD Guidance was developed and published in 2014 and, in 2020-21, this underwent a major review. Our Network submitted a response as part of the consultation that informed the new Guidance.

The new Guidance builds upon the concept of education for sustainable development, identifies a process for implementation and offers a toolkit for designing education for sustainable development into curricula.

The event included an introduction to the guidance, insight into implementation plans from staff within a range of positions within higher education institutions as well as the Co-Chairs of the Advisory Group for the Guidance, and an open discussion on barriers to implementation and opportunities the guidance presents for individual attendees.

A recording of the event is available below, with the minutes and slides from the presentation introducing the guidance available to download from this page.