• Integrating 17 goals

    Integrating 17 goals in the curriculum.
    Not officially, but by ourselves.
    Does any fellow have tried it before?

    I am studying Sustainable Development in NZ and always thinking about trying to teach the whole SDGs in my course.
    My curriculum would be "
    Begin teaching with current earth phenomena, including war, poverty, climate anomalies, and inequality.
    Then, map to each relevant sustainability goal.
    Introduce one or two detailed SDG indicators worthy of discussion or controversy.
    Choose an actionable task and have students design and execute it.
    That last part is always inspiring and I can't wait to try it myself.
    Does anyone have any good ideas?👊 💪

  • @Vanny

    Hi Vanny,

    That approach is very important to make our students more conscious about the world around them. Could be interesting if each student search and bring to the classroom an expert on each SDG or someone who has a challenge in order to give a solution.

    Best of luck,
    Mr. Bryan

  • @Vanny Thank you for raising this issue here.

    As I'm a teacher of English, I'd certainly start with introducing relevant vocablary on each of the goals to provide my students with the language for the discussion. An article or a short video are always good for presenting those. I'd also set a number of questions for research to encourage learners' independent inquiry. Then, a debate or an article or a blog post would conclude students' work. No doubt, such an ambitiuos goal requires very thoughtful planning!

  • @BRYANb8875625e5
    Hi, Brian!
    I really appreciate your idea of attracting experts, particularly by students, that would make their contributions to learning more valuable and also boost their learning autonomy.

    Thank you!

  • @Vanny

    My proposal would be, you can divide the class into small groups then assign each group a specific topic concerning the 17 goals. Students will do their own research and in the classroom they will proceed on with group discussions. Then they can create their own PowerPoint under the guidance of the teacher and each group can present it to classroom. This activity will promote peer tutoring, collaborative learning and sharing of ideas. Learning will be fun and the eductor will add on by providing examples concerning each goal.

  • @BRYANb8875625e5 said in Integrating 17 goals:

    if each student search and bring to the classroom an expert on each SDG or someone who has a challenge in order to give a solution.
    Good idea ! Bring the whole world to our classroom!

  • @Ekaterina-P said in Integrating 17 goals:

    Then, a debate or an article or a blog post
    Students will love debate and a blog post, or either!
    I am a bilingual teacher, thank you for your idea.
    However, the criteria should be well-organized to motivate them.

  • @Housna
    Each group will bring different outcomes to the whole class.
    Teamwork creates more than students have their engagements and time-saving.

  • Hello everyone,

    Let's discuss how we can effectively integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our classroom activities and curriculum. The 17 SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. As educators, we have a unique opportunity to inspire and educate the next generation about these critical global goals.

    Like for me, I always introduced my students to SDG's through collaborative project. We will find a problem, and suggest solutions that relate to any of 17 SDG's, from there my students will create a solution by referring to that SDG's. This includes to the innovation project that we did recently, where my students suggest SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing as chosen SDG's to combat mental health in my school. So, what they did was they created a campaign called "A candy for a smile" to give awareness to their friends about mental health awareness.

    How did you guys introduced SDG's to your students? And how does it works?

  • @Vanny Hello Vanny! Great topic! As a music teacher, I would integrate sustainability themes into the curriculum by exploring how music reflects global issues like poverty, climate change, and inequality. We would analyze songs that address these topics, map them to relevant Sustainable Development Goals, and delve into specific SDG indicators. Students would then create their own music to raise awareness and advocate for action on sustainability, using their artistic expression to inspire positive change in the world.

  • @Nenad-Stojacic

    You are doing a great job by integrating music to teach the 17 goals. Pupils will be more focused as they will be involved in the teaching and learning process. I'm sure they will retain and commit themselves to sustainability as they will create their own music. It will have a direct impact on them on protecting the environment and respect for the poor. Ultimately, it will bring a change in the world by promoting sustainability.

  • @Nenad-Stojacic Hello, Nenad!
    As I read your post I thought of this video
    You might have seen it but in case you haven't I hope it will be relevant for your lessons:)

  • @Vanny right, there is no need to expect instructions sometimes, there is always a room for creativity, at least for small steps to take, sustainability awareness starts from the dining table, from the playground of the children.. earlier we raise this understanding earlier they feel that scale of responsibility , that everything comes from individual thinking, accepatance and admitting.

  • @Bilim
    The dining table is our root for the family; what a wonderful idea!
    I should start with my family!
    Eating well and being responsible are our duty for foods and the environment.

    Thank you ,Bilim.

  • @Housna Integrating music to teach the 17 goals sounds amazing, but how?
    Could you illustrate more?
    So interested.

  • @黃鳳儀3b521a4e16b1
    I want to highlight that Mauritius is a country of diverse beliefs and at school we embed local songs based on poverty, inequality, hunger and education in our teaching and learning process. These folk songs are in our maternal language. It has been deduced that these songs have a positive impact on the young learners. I personally believe, it is a good strategy to integrate these folk songs related to the 17 goals as it is a good mean to sensitize these young minds.

  • @Nenad-Stojacic said in Integrating 17 goals:

    ! As a music teacher, I would integrate sustainability themes into the curriculum by exploring how music reflects global issues like poverty, climate change, and inequality.

    This is an amazing idea! I have never thought of such an approach, thank you!

  • I also enjoy creating comics with students.
    The process of creating one is not difficult, as it follows a basic structure: setup, conflict, and resolution. First, students can learn about the 17 goals and then choose one goal to focus on in their own comic story.

    Set up: First ask the students to create the main character (the protagonist) in their day to day lives.

    Conflict: Then ask the students to intoduce something or someone to disrupt that normality. Most stories have what’s called an ‘inciting incident’, which is an event that kicks off the main conflict of the story.

    Resolution: At the end of the story your comic will build to a climax (often where the protagonist faces off with the villain, also known as the antagonist) and some kind of resolution will be reached.

    The resolution of the story doesn’t necessarily have to be a happy one, but it does need to give a reader some kind of closure on the plot.

    You could even organize a small exhibition of these comics in your school's hall.

  • Hi Ana
    A very good idea, but I don't think it works with high school students.

    "Empowering students through engaging education, fostering environmental consciousness, and advancing scientific literacy. Committed to shaping future leaders in Life and Earth Sciences."

  • @Bousl2336873cb4 said in Integrating 17 goals:

    A very good idea, but I don't think it works with high school students.

    Creating a comic can be a great way for students to reflect on the information they have learned.
    From my experience, comics are popular among adults as well as children.
    For high school students, a teacher could provide more in-depth materials about the SDGs and encourage them to create a digital comic based on these materials, using digital tools.
    This might be more engaging and interesting for them.

    However, every teacher has a better understanding of their students' needs and is free to choose the most suitable tools.