UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals: from lesson-planning to teaching

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
In 2015 the United Nations adopted the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”: its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a 15-year plan to stimulate action in areas perceived to be of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Where are we with those goals? What are the new developments? How can SDGs be used as a framework and tool to support students in developing their research, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills?

With this course, you will become acquainted with why different goals were adopted, what their contents are and how to create and share your own learning resources in order to teach SDGs. You will learn practical learning activities, teaching tools, and best practices based on SDGs, and you will find out how to create and execute lessons for your students. Take action in your classroom and make your students ready for a sustainable future!

Learning outcomes:

  • Improve knowledge of the different UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Learn to use tools and practical activities to prepare creative lesson plans with the SDGs in mind
  • Get to know best practices on the SDGs and how they can help you in your class
  • Share your experience with the other participants

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers of any subject, educators, and school administrative staff

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 20
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Course information file

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Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 14.04.2024 - 21.04.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 28.07.2024 - 04.08.2024 - Confirmed
  • 17.11.2024 - 24.11.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 13.04.2025 - 20.04.2025 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are usually listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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