ESD Learning Lab

The ESD Learning Lab is a three-year initiative at Campus Gotland to contribute to overcome challenges of inter-and transdisciplinary learning and encourage collaboration and joint exploration of alternative problem-solving. While doing so, we create knowledge about learning and its facilitation in transdisciplinary educational surroundings in relation to sustainability.

Introduction days at Campus Gotland

Student at Campus Gotland are invited to the introduction days Searching for Sustainability to reflect on the role of education and learning in relation to sustainable development. This is a space for interdisciplinary team work and critical conversation about sustainability between students and teachers from different backgrounds.

Film from Introduction week 2018
News item on Introduction week 2019

The next Searching for Sustainability for students will be 9-11 September 2020.

Contact Susanna Barrineau susanna.barrineau@swedesd.uu.se

Sustainability challenges are wicked

Most of us wants to live a good life. At the same time, the common resources on the planet must be equally shared and managed in a sustainable way. The challenges that arise are many times complex and difficult in areas such as climate, equity and biodiversity. Researchers refer to this kind of issues as wicked problems characterized by their lack of clear and obvious solutions that are true-or false, but good-or-bad. Wicked problems are interrelated, interdependent and can be explained in many ways.

Wicked problems needs
  • new approaches
  • different perspectives
  • creative ideas
  • system and future thinking

Professional development for lecturers

The Sustainability Starts with Education Course aims to support lecturers at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, to further develop and integrate Education for Sustainable Development into their teaching and learning practices. Through participatory workshops, course participants will be introduced to learning theories and teaching traditions, skills and sustainability key competences and pedagogical and didactic tools for teaching and learning.

Sustainability Starts with Education is a 5 parts course and will be given 1 time each semester.

Contact Sanna Barrineau susanna.barrineau@swedesd.uu.se, or Shepherd Urenje shepherd.urenje@swedesd.uu.se