Integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the curriculum: Findings based on the analysis of higher education programmes

dc.contributor.authorAlbuquerque, Ana Sílvia
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorAraújo, Alexandra M.
dc.contributor.authorMorais, Paula
dc.contributor.authorBarros, Elisabete
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-10T16:24:32Z
dc.date.available2023-07-10T16:24:32Z
dc.date.issued2023-07
dc.description.abstractHigher education institutions play a vital role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, the integration of SDGs in higher education curriculum and pedagogic practices is essential to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to address complex social and environmental challenges and promote sustainable development in their personal and professional lives. This study aims to investigate the extent to which higher education programmes integrate SDGs into their curricula. The research was conducted in a private higher education institution located in the north of Portugal. In this context, faculty training was developed as an institutional strategy to facilitate the incorporation of SDGs in higher education policies and practices. The study was based on a mixed-methods approach, including content analysis and semi-structured interviews. The content analysis was performed on the course outlines of selected graduate programmes from three different fields of study: business, engineering, and social sciences. To complement the content analysis, semi-structured interviews were conducted with faculty members responsible for curriculum design in the selected programmes. The preliminary results show that there is a growing trend in the integration of SDGs in the curriculum, especially in courses from the social sciences field. This integration is mainly focused on awareness-raising rather than action-oriented learning. The interviews, to be carried out in the second phase of the study, will allow to identify the main barriers and challenges to effective integration. The study also highlights the need for greater faculty support to effectively integrate the SDGs into the curriculum. The research contributes to the literature on SDGs integration in higher education and provides insights for policymakers, curriculum designers, and faculty members to better address the challenges and opportunities in sustainability education and the importance of educating students on sustainability issues.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationAlbuquerque, A. S., Fernandes, S., Araújo, A. M., Morais, P., & Barros, E. (2023). Integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the curriculum: Findings based on the analysis of higher education programmes. In L. Gómez Chova, C. González Martínez, & J. Lees (Eds.), EDULEARN23 Proceedings: 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Spain, 3-5 july 2023, (pp. 7964-7971). IATED Academy. 10.21125/edulearn.2023.2066. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/4902pt_PT
dc.identifier.doi10.21125/edulearn.2023.2066pt_PT
dc.identifier.isbn978-84-09-52151-7
dc.identifier.issn2340-1117
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/4902
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherIATED Academypt_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://library.iated.org/view/ALBUQUERQUE2023INTpt_PT
dc.rightsrestricted accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectHigher Educationpt_PT
dc.subjectSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)pt_PT
dc.subjectCurriculumpt_PT
dc.subjectFaculty trainingpt_PT
dc.subjectPedagogic practicespt_PT
dc.titleIntegration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the curriculum: Findings based on the analysis of higher education programmespt_PT
dc.typeconferenceObjectpt_PT
degois.publication.firstPage7964pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage7971pt_PT
degois.publication.locationPalma, Spainpt_PT
degois.publication.titleEDULEARN23 Proceedings: 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologiespt_PT
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