The Association for Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development (ALDESD) provides a range of courses, Bootcamps and professional development opportunities to academics, learning designers, curriculum designers and educational developers embedding ESD in educational practices in collaboration with UNESCO IESALC, the American University of Sharjah, Anglia Ruskin University, Glasgow University and the Open University.
As described by UNESCO, “we aim to gives learners the knowledge, skills, values and agency to address interconnected global challenges including climate change, loss of biodiversity, unsustainable use of resources, and inequality. We aim to empower learners to make informed decisions and take individual and collective action to change society and care for the planet. ESD is a lifelong learning process and an integral part of quality education. It enhances the cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural dimensions of learning and encompasses learning content and outcomes, pedagogy and the learning environment itself”.
The first Learning Design Bootcamp was delivered in 2019. Two more Bootcamps followed in 2020 and 2021. Now, in 2022 our Learning Design Bootcamp has evolved introducing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
The Bootcamp focuses not only on supporting university teams in curriculum design for online and blended learning delivery but also in guiding and supporting the teams selected in the design and implementation of ESD in their curriculums supported by the CoDesignS ESD Framework.
“The Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp aims to inspire and empower academics, students, learning designers and educational developers from different disciplines to acquire a learning design mind-set, embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Higher Education practices. The Bootcamp also aims to foster communities of practice to aspire for creating value and innovative ESD solutions for Higher Education institutions globally.” Dr Maria Toro-Troconis – ALDESD Founder and Director
We are honoured to work with our key partners from UNESCO IESALC, the American University of Sharjah, the Open University, the University of Glasgow and Anglia Ruskin University.
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Learn more about the upcoming Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development courses we offer in collaboration with our partners.
OUR CERTIFIED MENTORS & TRAINERS
We are proud to be working with a growing number of experts from across the world who are passionate about making a global impact introducing Education for Sustainable Development in curriculum design.
Become a Certified Bootcamp Mentor and/or CoDesignS ESD Certified Trainer by following one of our training routes. If you’re already a Certified Bootcamp Mentor, find out about our annual Membership plans!
BOOTCAMP COMMITTEE 2022
We had the opportunity to work with a wide range of amazing professionals from different organisations around the world during the Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp 2022.