All types of educators across the UK can pledge now using an online form to incorporate SDGs in their teaching, learning and assessment throughout the Teach In, and share the pledge with their colleagues: SDG Teach In.
Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK), who are running the campaign, have found 84 per cent of students want to see sustainable development incorporated through all courses. Read more on the SOS-UK website.
Here at Edinburgh, the Social Responsibility and Sustainability (SRS) team are working with staff across the University to provide opportunities for our students, through the academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities, to critically engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG Teach In provides resources and ideas to incorporate the SDGs in your discipline. Visit the resource page.
The campaign is continuing to grow each year, since its inception in 2018. The 2020-21 campaign included:
- 486 educators,
- 47,292 students reached,
- 48 institutions,
- 10 countries.
There is a competitive element too with a leadership board to identify the top 10 institutions who make the largest impact. That includes the highest number of pledgers taking part and the highest number of students reached.
For questions about the SDG Teach In or how to embed sustainability into your area of teaching, contact Vanessa McCorquodale Project Co-ordinator for SDGs and Living Labs, or visit the SDGs in the Curriculum page.
Photography: Paul Dodds
This photo was taken before the pandemic.