Category Taught Curriculum

Results: 2020 SDG Teach-In

The 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Teach-in campaign took place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020 and engaged 25,026 students and 307 teaching staff.  Across the 24 institutions that participated, DMU placed first for student engagement (~30%) and… Continue Reading →

SDG Teach-In: Domestic Abuse

This case study describes how Teacher Fellow Di Turgoose incorporates the SDGs when teaching about Domestic Abuse. “I am #proudtobemore co-creating with students on the public good in pursuit of eliminating domestic abuse utilising the SDGs. I could not be… Continue Reading →

New eResource – Sustainable Development Goals Online

DMU students and staff now have access to a major new online resource for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainable Development Goals Online (SDGO), provided by Taylor & Francis, is an interdisciplinary collection of digital content themed around the UN… Continue Reading →

Ten Ingredients: ESD in Taught Courses

At DMU’s Teaching and Learning Conference on Wednesday 11th September 2019, a session showcased a new toolkit to help academics and students think through how sustainable development links to taught courses. The session was presented by Andrew Reeves, Claire Lerpiniere,… Continue Reading →

Event Report: TeachSDGs, 11th July2019

Report by Charlotte Lingham On Thursday 11th July 2019, DMU’s Education for Sustainable Development Forum hosted the Teach SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) event for DMU staff. The turnout was fantastic, and there were a lot of new faces amongst the… Continue Reading →

Event Report: Learn & Teach SDGs at DMU

On Thursday 27th June, DMU’s Education for Sustainable Development Forum hosted the Learn & Teach SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) event for DMU students and staff. We had a brilliant turn out and a great response from many of the attendees…. Continue Reading →

Case Study: Using engineering designs to solve SDG related issues in communities (Dr Leticia Ozawa-Meida and Dr Kegong Diao)

This 2nd year module uses the Engineering without Borders (EwB) challenge for groups of students to create design solutions for SDG related issues in communities.   What was the programme or module? The Project Management (ENGD2010) module. It is available… Continue Reading →

DMU Gains Responsible Futures Accreditation

De Montfort University (DMU), partnered with De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), are now 1 of only 15 Responsible Futures Accredited institutions. Responsible Futures is a project ran by the NUS which focusses on embedding sustainability and social responsibility across a… Continue Reading →

Student volunteering opportunity (March 20-21) – audit DMU’s work on sustainability education

Volunteering Opportunity (Auditing for Sustainability) Want to find out more about sustainability and environmental issues? Want to gain the skills and knowledge associated with auditing? Want to find out how DMU is addressing sustainability in its teaching? Want to make… Continue Reading →

SDG Teach-In Success!

#SDGTeachIn 2019 at DMU The National Union of Students held its annual #SDGTeachIn week from the 18th 22nd February 2019, which encouraged academic staff to include the UN’s SDGs in their teaching, learning and assessment throughout the week and beyond…. Continue Reading →

Do students care about sustainability?

This is a question that vexed me for many of the years that I’ve worked on sustainability at DMU. From my own perspective I know the importance of sustainability in creating a more equal and sustainable world that provides a… Continue Reading →

“Ambitious, Distinctive, Integrated” – what could embedded sustainability education look like at DMU?

In Summer 2018, DMU’s Education for Sustainable Development Forum consulted with colleagues on what it could look like if DMU successfully put Education for the Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of the learning experience at the university. Thirty staff from a… Continue Reading →

SDG Teach-in Workshop – DMU staff explore how to embed the SDGs in taught courses

On Wednesday 23rd January, the Sustainability Team at DMU held an SDG Teach In Workshop, which all staff were invited along to. The SDG Teach-in is an NUS scheme that aims to raise awareness for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),… Continue Reading →

Creating “fearless and brave advocates for the future of humanity.” DMU’s Prof Kevin Bampton on the SDGs and studying Law.

In this Q&A, DMU’s Prof. Kevin Bampton discusses the relevance of studying Law to the Sustainable Development Goals, and how sustainability has been a thread throughout his career… Firstly, what’s your personal link to sustainable development? How did you first… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Open classes for sustainability practitioners to co-learn with students (Dr Andrew Reeves)

This case study describes a novel approach of partnership working towards sustainability education, with local people being invited to co-learn alongside Masters students in timetabled classes… What was the programme or module? The Module is “Leading Change for Sustainability” (LCS),… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Textiles and the SDGs (Dr Claire Lerpiniere)

This case study gives an overview of how the environmental impacts of textiles and links to the concept of Circular Economy are integrated into a first year module on Textiles… What was the programme or module? Textile Contexts, a 1st… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Integrating SDGs within a Corporate Social Responsibility module (Dr Louise Obara)

Sustainable Development is a core concept linked to Corporate Social Responsibility. This case study describes how Dr Louise Obara makes the connections in a postgraduate business module… What was the programme or module? The module is called “Corporate Social Responsibility” and… Continue Reading →

Case Study: SDGs and Social Work (Prof Julie Fish)

Prof. Julie Fish linked the Sustainable Development Goals to the profession of Social Work and local stakeholder networks via a conference event in March 2018…  What was the programme or module? BA (hons) Social Work, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences…. Continue Reading →

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