BOOTCAMP 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Bootcamp Call 2023.

The Bootcamp will be delivered in English and Spanish.

Our Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp is proudly delivered in collaboration with UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), Manchester Metropolitan University, the American University of Sharjah, Glasgow University and the Open University.

What is the Bootcamp about?

The Learning Design & ESD Bootcamp provides a flexible 8 week programme for academics, learning designers, educational developers/curriculum designers. The Bootcamp does not only support the development of curriculum design for online and blended learning delivery but also in guiding and supporting the teams in the design and implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their curriculums supported by the CoDesignS ESD Toolkit. The teams will design curriculum elements contributing to embedding ESD in educational practices in a module of their choice.

After completing the Bootcamp the participants can apply to become Certified Bootcamp Mentors or Certified CoDesignS ESD Trainers by successfully completing our Learning Design and ESD Portfolio.

Key dates

These are the key dates to keep in mind for the Call 2023:

Publication of CallFriday 11 November 2022 17:00 (GMT)
Submission DeadlineTuesday 31 January 2023 17:00 (GMT)
Teams announcedTuesday 28 February 2023
Kick off meeting Friday 24 March 2023
Online course24 March 2023 – 24 April 2023
1st Networking eventFriday 7 April 2023
2nd Networking eventFriday 5 May 2023
Teams’ presentations and closeFriday 26 May 2023

Bootcamp Journey

By the end of the Bootcamp, the participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the concept of sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Explain what Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is and the difference it can make to curricula and pedagogy.
  • Discuss the concept of transformative pedagogies and the application of active learning methodology into learning and teaching practice.
  • Describe learning design concepts and approaches as well as the importance of the three pillars of the CoDesignS Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Framework embedding ESD in curriculum design.
  • Design curriculum elements contributing to embedding ESD in educational practices using the CoDesignS ESD Toolkit Planner.

The Bootcamp would require a time commitment of about 7 hours a week. At the end of the Bootcamp, the participants will receive a certificate of completion issued by the ALDESD and UNESCO IESALC.

Bootcamp Experience:
- Micro-lectures
- Live Webinars and guest speakers
- Weekly assignments
- Discussions and polls
- Case studies
- Mentoring and support
- Dedicated Bootcamp support team

Course Leads

Victoria Tait
Anglia Ruskin University UK
Module 1 Lead

Dr Vicki Dale
University of Glasgow – UK
Module 2 Lead
Dr Nathalie Tasler
University of Glasgow – UK

Module 2 Lead

Dr Maria Toro-Troconis
Founder and Director – ALDESD
Module 3 Lead

Bootcamp Mentors


We are proud to be working with a growing number of mentor from across the world who are passionate about making a global impact introducing Education for Sustainable Development in curriculum design. Our pool of certified mentors will accompany you during your Bootcamp journey!

Fees and funding

PUBLIC universitiesPRIVATE universities

The Bootcamp 2023 will be offered to public universities at a highly discounted rate of:
£950 (70% of the cost will be subsidised by ALDESD and UNESCO IESALC).

The cost will cover the fees of three (3) professionals (academics and educational developers or learning designers) from the same team.
The team is also expected to include a student associated with the targeted module.
Teams from low income and lower-middle income economies receive an extra 25% discount.

The call is open to private universities at the standard rate of:
£3,000 per team
£2,230 per team (from low income and lower-middle income economies)

The cost will cover the fees of three (3) professionals (academics and educational developers or learning designers) from the same team.
The team is also expected to include a student associated with the targeted module.

How to apply

ENGLISH BootcampSPANISH Bootcamp 
1. Download the Bootcamp Call 2023 [PDF]
2. Submit your application via the application form.
3. The deadline for submission is Tuesday 31 January 2023 17:00 (GMT).

1. Access the Spanish Bootcamp Call 2023 at the UNESCO IESALC website
2. Submit your application via the application form.
3. The deadline for submission is Tuesday 31 January 2023 17:00 (GMT).

Bootcamp 2022

To learn about the final pitch of the Learning Design & ESD Bootcamp 2022 teams, watch the video presented below:

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Call, please contact our course advisor team at: support@aldesd.org
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