ESD allows everyone at Bristol University to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. It means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity and poverty reduction. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviour and take action for sustainable development.
Education for Sustainable Development consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way. A survey of Bristol students conducted by Bristol SU in partnership with the University ESD team found that: 90% of respondents stated that sustainability is important to them. Student appetite for ESD as part of their university experience is demonstrated through the following projects outlined below.
For more information on Education for Sustainable Development, contact Robiu Salisu