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SDG Teach In

Putting the Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of education
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About

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.

The annual campaign runs in February/March of each year, and calls upon educators to include the SDGS within their teaching, learning and assessment during the campaign (and beyond!). The 2022 campaign will run from 21st February - 4th March 2022. More details will be released in Autumn 2021, but educators of all kinds can pledge to take part now using the form here.

The Teach In spans the formal, informal and subliminal curriculum, at all stages of education and 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.

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

2021's campaign was our most successful to date, with more than 420 educators taking part at 48 institutions in 10 countries. Their collective teaching and learning reached more than 37,000 students on courses from fashion buying to anatomy to photography to nutrition! You can read the full campaign report for the 2021 SDG Teach In here which includes statistics as well as case studies from educators' who took part.

Since it's inception in 2018, the campaign has reached nearly 100,000 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 2022's 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 Kedijah Eaves O'Connor at kedijah.eavesoconnor@sos-uk.org.

On January 20th, 4-5pm, we delivered a 1-hour webinar introducing the SDG Teach In, exploring the SDGs and supporting educators, students and other attendees to consider how they can get involved. Watch the recording here and access the slides here.

Sign up for 2021/2022

Find out more and get involved by contacting Kedijah Eaves-O'Connor: kedijah.eavesoconnor@sos-uk.org

Educators can register their participation now by clicking the button below or at https://sos-uk.typeform.com/sdgteachin.