sdg4At the Summer School 'Creating a Climate for Change' - Lecturer Edition: U4 for SDG4 - (Groningen, 2-5 June 2019), we focus on the central theme of sustainability education; we critically analyze our experiences, share our best practices and develop new solutions a series of participatory and interactive workshops.

The aim of this summer school is to train lecturers so that they are able to convey sustainability knowledge/skills to their students. We ask participants to bring in their cases and experiences. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day school the cases may cover a whole arry of topics. 

  1. Defining and measuring sustainable education
  2. Incorporating sustainability as a central element of a course
  3. Departing from solitude of specialization to teach sustainability
  4. Creating multi- inter- transdisciplinary education on program level
  5. Shaping and incorporating transformative learning
  6. Introducing complexity; valuing ethical and morals aspects of being
  7. Integrative understanding by integrative teaching: ethical thinking and action are supported by moving from being bystander to being a neighbor or friend
  8. Creating intimate understanding of others and their needs to prompt compassionate action
  9. Creating awareness that knowledge is socially constructed
  10. Bridging the knowledge-action gap: demonstrating to learners what people do with their knowledge
  11. Developing reflective, compassionate politically and socially sensitive teachers
  12. Educators’ practice: how do you do what you teach?
  13. Anthropocene – bringing the effect of human on Earth in education
  14. Creating connections to the community
  15. Building community, building strong relationships, developing higher level thinking skills for real-life application
  16. Changes in Higher Education institutions towards accommodating SDGs
  • appreciation/attention from the faculty/board authorities
  • new organizational forms
  • accommodating inclusiveness

2 June: Arrival in Groningen & meeting of fellow participants
3 June: Exploring the challenges
4 June: Designing solutions
5 June: Discussing implementation plans

The programme will include interactive workshops and creative activities.

Fee & Application

No fee for U4Society members. For non-U4Society participants the fee amounts to 100 EUR and includes lunches and welcome dinner.  

The deadline for application is 20 May 2019.

Application form:

More information and contact

More information is available on

Marijke Nieborg (Green Office, programme coordinator)
Gloria Weber (Green Office, student assistant)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0031 (0)50 363 9815

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