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Volume 6 Issue 1
Role of Teachers and Higher Education in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
|Dr. Rajesh Dhaka
|Teachers and Higher Education play vital roles in working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 global objectives established by the United Nations to address challenges like poverty, hunger, climate change, and inequality. Educators hold a significant responsibility in educating students about the SDGs and their significance. This entails integrating SDG-related concepts into lessons, employing SDG-themed activities and projects, and encouraging students to critically consider sustainable challenges and solutions. Concurrently, educational establishments contribute by supporting teacher development on the SDGs, aiding teachers' comprehensive understanding and effective integration. Additionally, institutions offer resources promoting sustainability awareness to students, such as educational materials and online sources. They also endorse student-driven sustainability projects by providing financial backing, space, and resources. Moreover, institutions set an example by adopting eco-conscious practices such as reducing energy consumption and waste generation. Through collaborative efforts, teachers and institutions shape a generation capable of addressing global issues and creating a sustainable future. For instance, teachers inform students about the SDGs, emphasizing their importance, discussing specific goals, challenges, and solutions, and prompting analytical thinking to brainstorm ideas. Institutions assist educators through specialized professional development focused on the SDGs, aiding educators' understanding and integration of these goals. They also make resources available, including books, articles, websites, and educational visits to sustainable initiatives. Additionally, institutions support student-led sustainability endeavours through financial assistance, space, and resources. By demonstrating sustainable practices like energy conservation and supporting local businesses, institutions lead by example. Together, the combined efforts of teachers and institutions drive tangible global transformations, fostering an informed and motivated generation equipped to tackle pressing issues and forge a more sustainable future.
|Teachers, Higher Education, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
|Sociology > Education
|Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
|Role of Teachers and Higher Education in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Dr. Rajesh Dhaka - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.11792
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