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Teaching sustainable development eBook: tutor resource & student activity series

Professor Simon Kemp is an expert in education for sustainable development (ESD) and he was named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year at the 2013 Times Higher Education Awards. ESD is an inter-disciplinary approach to learning that covers the integrated social economic and environmental dimensions of the formal and informal curriculum. Our ESD starter tool is a useful way of learning more about the origins of this topic.     

In this toolkit Simon provides a series of lesson plans to help you introduce ESD into any programme including outlining the intended learning outcomes of each session. In a world where businesses and organisations expect their employees to be aware of the impact and importance of sustainable development these tools provide important guidance and support on how to successfully integrate sustainable development into your teaching practice. Each tool tackles ESD from a different angle including discpline specific:

  • Debating the ethical human health economic and environmental dimensions of animal testing for the benefit of humans 
  • Fashion for the Planet? The sustainability consequences of clothing material and supply chain decisions
  • Identifying the hidden costs of the UK obesity crisis
  • The human cost of climate change in the UK: flooding
  • Are you Happy? Monitoring and measuring the health and wellbeing of people planet and the economy
  • Entomophagy: saving the planet one bug at a time
  • Ten billion & counting: the pressures of the world in 2050
  • How bitter is your cup of coffee?
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The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.