Education for sustainability (EfS)

Educational developers share their experiences and offer ideas for integrating sustainability into the curriculum

The following are video interviews with educational developers who support faculty to integrate EfS into their teaching and learning practice and into the curriculum.

About the project

Cases of Education for Sustainability in Educational Development

In Spring 2016, three educational developers collaborated to capture and share some of the practices used by colleagues to support education for sustainability (EfS)*. Vivian Neal, Alice Cassidy and Sandra Neill interviewed ten people from post-secondary institutions across Canada, asking them to describe how they support instructors and curriculum to integrate EfS. The highlights are shared here as video clips and transcript excerpts.

We hope these resources will catalyze an understand of EfS, inspire conversations about the role of educational developers in advancing this agenda, and set out practical ideas about how to help instructors integrate EfS into their teaching practice and into the curriculum.

Project leads: Vivian Neal (Simon Fraser University), Alice Cassidy (University of British Columbia), Sandra Neill (George Brown College)

Video production: Laura Guevara, Junone Kang, Duane Woods (SFU Teaching and Learning Centre)

Research assistant: Kar-Bo Ng (UBC)

Funding: Educational Developers Caucus

*EfS, also called education for sustainable development, is the practice of including key sustainability topics and issues in teaching and learning, along with pedagogies that empower learners to live responsibly and help shape a sustainable future. For more information, visit UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development.

Interview highlights (video clips)

Strategies and initiatives

The relevance of EfS

EfS principles

Educational development principles in EfS

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