Re-thinking of pedagogy for implementing Education for Sustainable Development in the Baltic University Programme countries (EduBUP)

The EduBUP project aims to address university teachers in the Baltic University Programme countries and focuses on the personal development of each specific teacher, as well as transformations at university level on implementing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) by changing the curriculum and teaching and learning methods. 

The content and learning process is designed and implemented by SWEDESD. The project is coordinated and administrated by the Baltic University Programme at Uppsala University, with financial support from the Swedish Institute.

The project will illustrate pedagogical principles and processes that need to be integrated in teaching and learning to achieve ESD learning principles.

The Change project Approach will be used for the EduBUP project. The approach consists of several phases:

  1. Preparatory Phase in which participants develop a pre-course assignment which highlights what needs to be changed. December 2018 to January 2019.
  1. First Regional Workshop (Workshop 1) during which the project groups and projects titles are defined. 28-30 January in Tallinn, Estonia.
  2.  Intermediate Consolidation Phase when participants work on the projects at their respective universities. February - August 2019.
  3. Second Regional Workshop (Workshop 2) when the reports on the project progress are to be presented and peer reviewed. Place and date (preliminary September 2019) to be decided.

Participants will need to allocate certain time for taking part in 2 workshops and working with the projects. We estimate that full participation in the course would be equal to 10 working days including Workshops 1 and 2. After successful participation in the whole course the certificate confirming participating in 20-day course will be awarded.

Application process

Application is open to a team of 2 or more persons from the same insitution/ faculty/ etc, not for the individuals because it is important to work in collaboration in order to implement changes. Gaining skills of team building, groups dynamics, improvement skills for cooperation and communication will be added values of participation. 

Good knowledge of English is a requirement.

Costs

Participation in the course is free of charge for participants from BUP member universites. BUP covers the costs at place during 2 workshops (full board and lodging). Participants are supposed to cover their own travel costs to the place of the workshop.

The deadline to apply is on 10 December 2018

The Application Form (Word doc) should be sent to Lyudmyla Babak, lyudmyla.babak@balticuniv.uu.se.

For further information please see the Detailed Description (pdf)