Leuphana Semester: ESD professional development module on Responsibility and Sustainability, Germany

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Once a year, the module Responsibility and Sustainability provides a three-day workshop to help prepare its teaching staff for the challenges of delivering this module. A major difficulty is for lecturers to combine Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with the didactic approach of undergraduate research, which introduces students to academic research in an interdisciplinary field. The module Responsibility and Sustainability, which is part of the first semester Bachelor program at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, introduces all students in the first semester to ESD through project-based seminars.
The module’s teaching staff is made up of both professors and lecturers from Leuphana as well as external university lecturers. The workshop has been initiated to develop a culture of collaborative teaching and learning that enables lecturers to improve their didactic competences and to engage in a reflective dialogue on the experience of leading research-based seminars for undergraduates.
The workshop is co-developed and implemented by the UNESCO Chair in Higher Education for Sustainable Development together
with Leuphana College. Over the last few years, it has been partly financed by the Lüneburg Innovation Incubator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeading Practice Publication : Professional development of university educators on Education for Sustainable Development in European countries
EditorsDana Kapitulcinova u.a.
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationPrague
PublisherCharles University, Prague
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-80-87076-22-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-80-87076-22-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015