UN SDG Curriculum Mapping
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals created by the United Nations in 2015. The goals work towards eradicating the world’s most prominent social, environmental and economic issues.
The SDG Curriculum Mapping project maps individual course modules against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set out a global 'to do' list to meet ambitious targets such as no poverty, zero hunger, inclusive economic growth, equality, diversity, human rights and an environmentally sustainable planet by 2030. We believe that Higher Education has an important role to play in addressing these goals, particularly through the curricula and the development of the leaders of the future.
The mapping project aims to:
- To provide information on the extent to which the SDG’s are currently embedded in the University of Liverpool’s curricula.
- To identify the modules that are significantly lacking in inclusion of SDG teachings.
- Identify areas of best practice which can then be published as case studies that can support improvement in other modules.
- Inform module leaders and module approval boards of the potential for the embedding the SDGs into their delivery plans with the aim of enhancing relevance to current issues arising from social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
- Provide an opportunity for students to influence positive change in their curriculum and to encourage the University to take a more impactful approach to sustainability in Higher Education.
For students to participate in SOS Curriculum Mapping Training that will develop auditing skills, critical evaluation and analysis that will further their knowledge in SDG’s. A SOS digital badge to be awarded to students and can be used on their LinkedIn and CV’s as recognition for their participation and learning.
Every year, in collaboration with SOS-UK, we ran the Curriculum Mapping project and trained student volunteers to audit their modules. Each year we aim to scale up the project so that we can get an insight into how well the modules are embedded in the curriculum.
Read the 2022 report here. The report is passed on to the Education for Sustainable Development Working Group (a sub-committee of the University Sustainability Board).
Take a look at the modules we mapped here.
To find out more information or to get involved with the project this year, or to give any feedback or comments, please contact Laela Purvis Greenway, Sustainability Manager on email@example.com