Bootcamp received 89 applications to train teams from around the world in Sustainable Development programs
The call for the first Bootcamp on Pedagogical Design and Education for Sustainable Development received 89 applications from different regions. The 20 selected projects will be announced at the end of February. Their members will receive specialized training to generate lasting changes of the global challenges facing our planet.
The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), together with the American University of Sharjah, the Open University, Anglia Ruskin University and the Global Sustainability Institute ARU, organized this first Bootcamp, which will train teams to design curricular elements that incorporate the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to address climate change, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, poverty and inequalities.
Of the total number of projects submitted, 74 came from Latin America and the Caribbean, with practically the entire region represented: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.
Proposals were also received from the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Northern Ireland and Spain.
The committee and the mentors will analyze the impact of the projects presented in their respective institutions based on the identification of clear objectives, goals and the possibility of replicating the experience in other organizations. In the end, 20 proposals will be selected, which will be announced on February 28.
The specialized training program aims to bring multidisciplinary teams together to promote new ideas and solutions to particular challenges. By developing a specific set of skills and knowledge of practical application, innovative solutions are achieved very quickly.
Each team – which will receive the free training for 3 months starting March 24 – has at least one teacher, one student and one instructional designer. Through different activities, with the support of mentors through collaborative work, they will learn about Sustainable Development so that they can incorporate it, regardless of their area of knowledge, into their curricular design.
This innovative experience will have a direct impact on some 80 people and aims to generate lasting and profound changes to ensure the sustainability of our planet.
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