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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Education for Sustainable Development

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Education is a human right and a force for sustainable development and peace. Every goal in UNESCO’s ‘2030 Agenda’ (17 Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs) requires education to empower people with the knowledge, skills and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to their societies. While governments hold the main responsibility for ensuring the right to quality education, the ‘2030 Agenda’ is a universal and collective commitment. It requires political will, global and regional collaboration, and active engagement of educational institutions, civil society, youth, corporate/private sector, and other multilateral agencies to tackle educational challenges and build systems that are inclusive, equitable and relevant to all learners/stakeholders.PRE-REQUISITES: NillINTENDED-AUDIENCE: All Students , Teachers, & ProfessionalsINDUSTRY-SUPPORT: All Educational Institutions (Both School & Higher Edn.); Industry/Corporate CSR units.


Week 1 : 1: Introduction to ESD a) Introduction to UNESCO 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week 2 : b) SD Goal-4- Quality Education for all c) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)Week 3 : 2: ESD & SDGs ESD for achieving SDG- 4.7 a)Sustainable lifestyle b) Human rights Week 4 : c) Gender equality d) Promotion of peace & non-violence e) Global citizenship Week 5 : f) Leveraging cultural diversity for SDGs 3. ESD & Sustainability ESD for achieving SDG-4.4 a) Technical & vocational skills for employability Week 6 : b) 21st Century competencies for global & decent jobs
c) Sustainable entrepreneurship Week 7 : d) Promoting good mental health & wellbeing e) Inclusive education & social transformation Week 8 : 4: ESD & Social Transformation ESD for promotion of a) Responsible consumption & production b) Peace & justice in the societyWeek 9 : c) Sustainable cities & communities d) Sustainable health practices & social wellbeing Week 10 : 5: ESD & Sustainable education Sustainable education & global partnership a) Educational policy & curriculum b) Pedagogical practices & ICT Week 11 : c) Educational research & social benefits d) Educational ecosystem & management Week 12 : Guest Lecture by International Faculty

Taught by

Prof. Atasi Mohanty



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