Integrate Sustainable Development Goals into your teaching
Introduction to SDGs
SD-deals with themes that “determine the daily lives of people of all ages living in different living conditions” (Rieckmann, 2018, p.62), which are better represented as the “3Ps”: People, Planet and Profit (Gil-Doménéch & Berbegal-Mirabent, 2018)
Or the “5 Ps”: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.
Sustainable Development Goals-Overview
EFL schools are more than just schools of teaching foreign languages. Their curricula can be enriched with SDGs and practices that can help learners take a more active role in the global community. There is no doubt that planet Earth is currently assailed by some potentially lethal problems. There are no quick-fix solutions to these problems. Teachers can help change mindsets and raise awareness of the problems and issues rather than continue to turn a blind eye to them. Through what they teach and their attitudes they have an enduring influence on the future attitudes and personalities of their students. As John Dewey put it:
Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person learns only what he (or she) is studying at the time. Collateral learning in the way of the formation of enduring attitudes may be more important than the lesson in geography or history for these attitudes are fundamentally what count for the future.
Course Objectives On Sustainable Development Goals
The primary objective of this course is the familiarization of participants with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Goals(SDGs) and their implementation in the teaching practice.The incorporation of these goals to the teaching environment will have an insightful impact on students’ learning and creativity that empowers students’ adaptability.The integration of language learning, creative thinking and social responsibility will enable participants to relate key issues to their own lives. It will also lay solid foundations for learners becoming responsible, global citizens in the future.
Course Learning Outcomes
There are a number of other potential far-reaching benefits. These include:
- raising awareness of global issues that touch children’s lives, no matter where they live.
- empowering children with language to talk about such issues in a confident way.
- developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills through enquiry-based discussion.
- developing social skills such as listening, turn-taking, sharing ideas and co-operating with others in order to carry out activities.
- fostering positive attitudes such as tolerance and respect for the views of others.
- encouraging the belief that it is the responsibility of everyone to meet the Global goals and that by working together this is more likely to be achievable.
- providing Opportunities for children to think out of the box and come up with their own creative ideas, designs, products and solutions.
- integrating values which help to promote reflective thinking, responsible choices and principled behaviour.
- Welcome participants
- Walking tour of the town
- Bonding activities
- Short introduction to Global goals
- Global goals-names and aims
- Explore Global goal connections/Themes
- Creative activities/focus
- Develop awareness and understanding of the global goals
- Living sustainably
- Starting position
- Growth and resources
- Environmental policy
- Climate change
- Eradicate poverty
- Explore causes and impact
- The role of education
- Fostering creativity/Making use of Art
- The issue of inequality
- Concentrate on material non-material things
- “Every cloud has a silver lining”
- Human rights
- Course evaluation/further impact
- Cultural visit
- Farewell dinner/ party
NB: The programme may be subject to changes due to participants preferences and decisions.
We provide diverse programmes on SDGs to meet the participants’ demands.