Assignment: Change Project Part 1 – Review of context, policy and institutional vision and mission

Look back at what has been discussed in this Learning Action 1. In the forum reflect on:

  • How this Learning Action has helped you to review your TE/TVET programmes?
  • How can you work towards a more critical understanding of SD and ESD in your context?
  • What still needs to be discussed and taken forward?
  • Can you prepare some suggestions for colleagues / your department / your TE/TVET institution? What would you emphasise?
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You can download the Learning Action 1 below. The final step for this part of the course  is to complete the Change Project 1 assignment on context, policy and 21st century teaching competences review. 

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We conclude Learning Action 1 Change Project Assignment Part 1 – Context, policy and institutional vision and mission review

Part 1 of the Change Project involves consolidating, confirming and refining your choice of ESD Change Project with members of your community of practice. This stage of developing the ESD Change Project will involve reviewing policy and contextual changes and challenges more carefully in your context in order to make  sure that the ESD integration opportunities you have identified initially are well situated, and are relevant to your institution’s programmes, curricula and whole  institution development plans, as well as to national policy and the SDGs.

Work through the Learning Action 1 Text with members of your community of practice, and undertake a review of your institution’s vision and mission statement and relevant national policy to identify the extent to which ESD is integrated or not. Identify what local sustainable development challenges are found in your local context, what local intangible heritage resources can be mobilised for ESD, and what place-based learning opportunities exist in your context.

Based on this, make recommendations on:

  • How ESD can be integrated into the institution’s vision, mission and whole institution development policy,
  • How ESD in your institution can help to implement new imperatives of national curriculum and development policy,

  • How ESD can help to strengthen national and regional implementation of the SDGs in your context, and

  • How ESD can help to address 21st century challenges and concerns, and develop knowledge, competences, values and skills for addressing these challenges in your context.

Prepare a presentation on your proposed ESD Change Project and also include the review of your institution’s vision and mission statement and relevant national policies to identify the extent to which ESD is integrated or not.

Assignment Guidelines

Format:

Presentation as a PowerPoint/pdf document or a short written text

Length:

Maximum of 8 pages or 8 ppt slides.

Structure:

A presentation on your proposed ESD Change Project with:

  1. Title and Team (who is in your Community of Practice)
  2. Focus of the Change Project
  3. Your shared understanding of sustainable development and ESD in your context
  4. Review of your institutional vision and/or mission statement
  5. Review of any relevant curriculum documents and how they do or don’t include ESD
  6. Indication of how you think your Change Project can address 21st century teaching challenges and competences and approaches to address these.

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