Launch of the Global Goals Teach In Campaign
15th January 2021
The fourth annual Global Goals Teach In has launched and will take place 22nd February – 5th March 2021!
The annual campaign calls on educators to pledge to include the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development
(SDGs) in their teaching and learning throughout the two weeks. The 2020 campaign saw over 300 educators reach 25,000 students in discussion around the SDGs and their relevance to a subject.
SOS-US is inviting all educators to pledge now
using the online form to incorporate the SDGs in their teaching, learning and assessment throughout the Teach In, and share with their colleagues. To add some friendly competition, SOS-UK will be releasing weekly updates with a leaderboard
of the institutions that are reaching the highest % of their students with the Teach In, and the institutions with the highest number of educators who have pledged.
According to the latest SOS-UK research, 83 per cent
of students would like to see sustainable development actively incorporated and promoted through all courses, and the Teach In is a great springboard for meaningful engagement in this area. The Teach In aims to:
- Raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development.
- Catalyse curriculum reform and test new ideas.
- Embed sustainability and social responsibility across all learning.
- Link teaching, learning, and assessment to local and global concerns.
- Prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to tackle the world's greatest challenges.
To take part, educators pledge to include the SDGs in their teaching, learning, and assessment in one or more of their courses during this week. This happens through case studies, debate, discussion, group work, or simulations relating to topics included within the SDGs. Ideally, students learn about the SDGs in a way that’s relevant to their course.
The Teach In is suitable for all educators, from all forms of education and all disciplines. Teachers, lecturers, trainers and anyone else who wishes to take part is welcome to participate!
You can find out more at https://sustainability.nus.org.uk/sdgteachin
If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Soper, Senior Project Manager for Education at SOS-UK on firstname.lastname@example.org