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Charls Hopkins

  1. 1. The Post 2015 ESD Framework for action: higher education’s commitment to the future Charles Hopkins UNESCO Chair York University, Toronto, Canada
  2. 2. Higher Education and the SDGs Approximately 4% attend higher education However, They become 80% of decision makers and shapers
  3. 3. Education & Research Curriculum reorientation Co-Curricular Education & Student Organizing Events Research Campus Operations Climate Energy Waste Planning, Administration & Engagement Assessments & Ratings Coordination & Planning Diversity & Inclusion Funding and Green endowment Investments
  4. 4. ESD and Quality (PISA) ESD as a purpose of education PISA as a limited indicator of performance
  5. 5. Researching ESD and Quality Ed 1/ How can ESD update and improve educational purposes/outcomes? 2/ How can ESD help to improve and enrich curriculum development? 3/ How can ESD guide students to have the knowledge, skills and values to care for and solve their future sustainable development issues? 4/ How can ESD help strengthen the partnerships between schools and other stakeholders, including the surrounding community? 5/ How can ESD promote innovation in pedagogical frameworks?
  6. 6. Manitoba Ed Goal (Canada) “To ensure education in Manitoba supports students experiencing and learning about what it means to live in a sustainable manner.”
  7. 7. ESD and Indigenous/Marginalized Youth • 17 research sites in 15 countries • Infusion of current and future sustainability issues • Altering pedagogy to address indigenous and other “ways of knowing”
  8. 8. 8-way Aboriginal Learning
  9. 9. Conference objectives 1. Celebrating a Decade of Action “What have we achieved, what are the lessons learnt?” 2. Reorienting Education to Build a Better Future for All “How does ESD reinforce quality education?” 3. Accelerating Action for Sustainable Development “How are sustainability challenges addressed through ESD?” 4. Setting the Agenda for ESD beyond 2014 “What are the strategies for our common future?”
  10. 10. Priority action areas Advancing policy Transforming learning and training environments Building capacity of educators and trainers Empowering and mobilizing youth Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 1 2 3 4 5
  11. 11. Global coordination mechanism to be put in place, which may comprise: A regular forum for „Lead Partners‟ and other interested stakeholders A coordination mechanism for UN agencies Support to national focal points A periodic global ESD report A clearinghouse of good practices from the implementation of the Programme Implementation of the Programme
  12. 12. To successfully launch the Programme, identify ‘Lead Partners’ in each of the 5 priority action areas responsible for Implementation of the Programme  Convening and advocacy  Executing/implementing concrete projects  Reporting  Mobilizing resources Secretariat by UNESCO (TBC)
  13. 13. Contact Information Charles Hopkins