This project focuses on problem-based learning whilst enabling participants to be change-agents in their discipline, simultaneously facilitating a multi-disciplinary approach in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With its base in the Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) learning platform, this free module is available to all students, c29000, and members of staff across the institution.
Currently in its second year, this SiP Certificate Challenge Day (CD) is a one-day event, available throughout the academic year, empowering participants with insights into their chosen topic: food, clothing, or energy, with resources ranging from Prezis, quizzes, videos, tasks, group discussions, and presentations. The CDs also include a 2-hour practical session each, empowering learners to apply the sustainability-related theories learnt.
Due to positive word of mouth, CDs are also customised for academics who want this event embedded into their courses and modules. Additionally, colleagues in the professional services have also expressed interest in participating in the project.
Top 3 learnings:
1 Be Creative: Participants enjoy learning more when they can apply the (academic) theories learnt in the practical sessions of our project.
2 Work collaboratively: By involving stakeholders from the beginning, it has helped us to engage with them throughout the project.
3 Be flexible: Have contingency plans ready for when you project takes an unexpected turn, negatively or positively.