Source a copy of your institution’s Vision and Mission statement. Use the following questions as a guideline to review it.
Always keep the qualities of a good change project in mind when working on your Change Project!
As we discussed in the Change Project Orientation, the following qualities of a good ESD Change Project can serve as guidance for conceptualising and planning your ESD Change Project. They can also be used for reviewing and evaluating ESD Change Projects.
On the website www.globalgoals.org you will find more information on the SDGs, and in the next Learning Action we will review these in more detail. As discussed in the Introduction of this course, there are 17 SDGs. Of interest here is Goal 4, which focuses on Quality Education.
Figure 1 The Sustainable Development Goals
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UNESCO (2015:2) describes quality education like this:
Quality education fosters creativity and knowledge, and ensures the acquisition of the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy as well as analytical, problem-solving and other high-level cognitive, interpersonal and social skills. It also develops the skills, values and attitudes that enable citizens to lead healthy and fulfilled lives, make informed decisions, and respond to local and global challenges through education for sustainable development (ESD) and global citizenship education (GCED).
Sustainable Development Goal Number 4 reads: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” (UNESCO, 2015:7)
Under this goal, there is a target (4.7) which reads:
By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.