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SDG Teach In

Putting the Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of education
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The SDG Teach In is a campaign to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and therefore sustainability, at the heart of all stages of education, and across all disciplines. This annual campaign calls upon educators to include the SDGS within their teaching, learning and assessment during the campaign (and beyond!).

The 2023 campaign will run from March 1st - March 31st 2023, and educators can pledge to take part now via the SDG Teach In Pledge Form. This year, our aim is to get to 800 pledges!

The Teach In spans the formal, informal, and subliminal curriculum at all stages of education and through all disciplines, so educators of all kinds can take part! You can incorporate the SDGs in any way you like, but we encourage solutions-focused and participatory learning that is relevant to your discipline.

Want to learn more about the campaign in action?

Listen to our webinar.  You can also read about the 2022 SDG Teach In and check out our 2022 campaign report!

Aims of the Teach In

The Teach In aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development
  • Catalyse curriculum reform and test new ideas
  • Embed sustainability and social responsibility across all learning
  • Link teaching, learning, and assessment to local and global concerns
  • Prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to tackle the world's greatest challenges

Achievements

The 2022 SDG Teach In was our most successful to date, with 772 educators taking part at more than 134 institutions in 17 countries. Their collective teaching and learning reached more than 140,000 students on courses from fashion buying to anatomy to photography to nutrition! You can read the full campaign report for the 2022 SDG Teach In which includes statistics as well as case studies from educators' who took part.

Since it's inception in 2018, the campaign has reached nearly 250,000 students across a broad range of disciplines. These students have been able to experience learning for sustainability in a way that's applied to their subject area. Take part in the 2023 campaign by pledging to include the SDGs in your teaching, learning and/or assessment.

Word cloud showing the breadth of courses that took part in the 2021 SDG Teach In.

Resources

Not sure where to get started? Check out our resource page with case studies, articles and other helpful information! If you'd like to add any resources to the SDG Teach In resource place, please email Beatrice Anomah at beatrice.anomah@sos-uk.org.

On January 26th, 2023, we delivered a short webinar introducing the SDG Teach In, exploring the SDGs and supporting educators, students and other attendees to consider how they can get involved. You can watch the webinar recording and access the slides from this webinar for more information.

Check out the 2021 and 2022 SDG Teach In campaign reports for details on impact and outcomes as well as case studies!

Sign up for 2022/2023

Find out more and get involved by contacting Beatrice Anomah.

Educators can make their pledge now! ‍