Integrating Sustainable Development into Teaching at the University of Bern

Think global, teach local

Integrating education for Sustainable Development into your teaching

The University of Bern aims to increasingly integrate the topic of Sustainable Development into its teaching, to better prepare students for global problems. In this course, teaching staff will address the interface between their own discipline and Sustainable Development, based on which they will develop innovative teaching and learning scenarios.

Guidelines with special foci for the University of Bern

This guide is directed primarily, but not exclusively, towards faculty in all disciplines at the University of Bern who wish to incorporate and integrate the crosscutting theme of sustainable development in their university teaching.

General overview

  • Sustainable development (SD) according to the United Nations
  • Tension between scientific understanding and value orientations in the university setting
  • SD in research, education, and operations at the University of Bern
  • Education for sustainable development (ESD) at the university level
  • Educational content, skills, and appropriate teaching and learning arrangements for ESD

Concepts, instruments, instructions, tips, and examples

Identification of educational content, SD-relevant skills, and appropriate teaching and learning arrangements for ESD

Case studies

Examples of existing courses, developed and described by faculty from different disciplines at the University of Bern; they show how SD has already been integrated into courses in terms of content and pedagogy.

Further assistance

Suggested literature, coaching services, links to web-based tools

Nachhaltige Entwicklung in die Hochschullehre integrieren

Teaser

Ein Leitfaden mit Vertiefungen für die Universität Bern

Nachhaltige Entwicklung in die Hochschullehre integrieren ist ein Leitfaden, der sich besonders, aber nicht ausschliesslich, an Dozierende aus allen Disziplinen der Universität Bern richtet, die das Querschnittsthema „Nachhaltige Entwicklung“ in universitäre Veranstaltungen aufnehmen und integrieren möchten. Er enthält kurze, grundlegende Informationen zu den Themen Nachhaltige Entwicklung (NE) und Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) (Grundlagen), sowie praktische Konzepte, Instrumente, Anleitungen, Hinweise, Beispiele, Links und Folien zur Integration dieser Themen in die Lehre (Vertiefungen 1-4).

Further information about education for sustainable development at the Unviersity of Bern