Online MSc-level Course on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Published on
July 12, 2017

What is the role and responsibility of education to not only respond to sustainability problems, but also to prevent them and create more sustainable futures? This question is at the core of the web-based course in Education for Sustainable Development.

Last year Gothenburg University in Sweden, with support from ECS, pilotted an on-line Masters Course on ESD. This November the course will run again.

In this 15 credit MSc-level Master’s course, you will critically and actively explore central concepts and perspectives in the field of education for sustainable development.

The course is of interest if you:

  • Want to work for increased public awareness, knowledge and action competence in sustainable development and responding to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Are interested in supporting learning for sustainable development among diverse groups;
  • Are involved in social movements for people, animals, and the environment, and want to learn more about the role of education in creating a more equitable, peaceful, and ecologically viable world;
  • Are a teacher/educator looking for ideas and strategies to better integrate education for sustainable development in your classrooms or in community settings.

It is a distance course, all teaching will be carried out online. The course language is English.

More information on the course can be found here.

Source: Arjen Wals, Transformativelearning