- PROVIDING AND IMPROVING ESDGC AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY What role for Learning & Teaching?
PROVIDING AND IMPROVING ESDGC AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY What role for Learning & Teaching?
PROVIDING AND IMPROVING ESDGC AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY What role for Learning & Teaching?. What is Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
PROVIDING AND IMPROVING ESDGC AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
What role for Learning & Teaching?
What is Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship?
ESDGC is education that seeks to develop a deeper knowledge, understanding and holistic vision of all aspects of Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship.
In Wales, we use the acronym âESDGCâ (Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship) in place of the more usual âESDâ.
ESDGC enables people to be enthusiastic participants in social transformations towards a sustainable society, by giving them the skills to address a changing world, focusing on behaviours and attitudes, and developing values that enable them to take personal action. It should impact on all areas of our lives and all parts of society.
"We're not the first to discover this, but we'd like to confirm, from the crew of Apollo 17, that the world is round." -- Eugene Cernan, Commander
Virtually every picture showing the full Earth derives from one photograph taken in 1972. Yet hardly anybody notices this.
Neil Fraser, March 2001 http://neil.fraser.name/writing/earth/
ESDGC comprises knowledge, skills, values and attitudes.
skills development, including aspects such as critical thinking
the ability to argue effectively
the ability to challenge injustice and inequality
making links between society, economy and environment, and between our own lives and those of people throughout the world
caring for ourselves, for each other and the environment
recognizing the needs and rights of both present and future generations
positively influencing the relationships between power, resources and human rights
understanding the local and global implications of everything we do and the actions that individuals and organisations can take in response to local and global issues
appreciating our individual and collective role in local and global communities
acknowledging histories and perspectives, both our own and those of others throughout the world
providing skills and exploring issues in ways which will enable us to make up our own minds and decide how to act in both our personal and professional lives
To promote and develop ESDGC in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014), the UN University is recognising Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) in ESD.
Currently, there are 62 RCEs recognised around the world (4 in the UK).
Swansea University is leading the Welsh application to establish RCE Wales - a Wales-wide UNU Regional Centre of Expertise in ESDGC
WAG ESDGC Strategy for Action Jan. â09
HEIs to identify what actions they are taking to develop ESDGC within their institution. An analysis of good practice is produced to share with HEIs.
HEIs undertake a self analysis of where ESDGC is being taught within their institution and where it could be further incorporated.
What has this meant for us?
Self analysis completed on course modules
Selected staff interviews conducted
Reported to HEFCW:
Much good practice at Swansea University, though some of it not recognised as ESDGC
More support and guidance to staff would be welcomed
ESDGC can be effectively embedded within existing curricula
A review of existing management instruments at the University could benefit ESDGC provision
Input to âESDGC Good Practiceâ report
Report available July 2009
ESDGC, WAG and Swansea University
Recognising the importance and cross-cutting nature of ESDGC, WAG has appointed an ESDGC Champion for Wales, located in DCELLS Strategy Unit
Each HEI has been tasked with appointing an ESDGC Champion: Swansea Universityâs Champion is Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Iwan Davies
Dr Jane Claricoates sits on WAGâs ESDGC Panel
A team, trained and specialising in ESDGC, is established in Swansea University