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UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship: Overview

On March 4, 2021, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ – Langara College joined Kwantlen Polytechnic University and four US colleges (Montgomery College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Pima Community College, and the Community College of Baltimore County) as an institutional partner in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are a set of 17 goals that address a wide range of social issues, such as poverty, inequality, climate change, peace, and justice.

Open pedagogy places the student at the center of the learning process in a more engaging, authentic, and collaborative learning environment in order to achieve social justice in the community. Assessment is conducted by way of renewable assignments (also known as non-disposable assignments). Renewable assignments add value to a student's world, live outside of the boundaries and beyond the duration of the course, and are likely to have a lasting impact.

What is expected of the UN SDG fellows?

The Langara UN SDG fellows will join a team of 2 to 3 instructors from different disciplines and different institutions. Each fellowship team will design three renewable assignments in summer 2022 and implement at least two during the fall 2022 or spring 2023 semester. A student showcase will take place in early 2023 in which a select number of students will present on how they improved their communities and achieved global justice through open pedagogy using the UN SDG framework.

Open Langara, the College’s open education committee, will provide support for the Langara UN SDG fellows.

If you are interested in becoming a fellow, please complete the application form below and submit it to Open Langara (open@langara.ca) by midnight on April 29, 2022.


 


To get more familiar with the UN SDG for Open Pedagogy, you can take a look at this toolkit for instructors: 


 

To learn more about the ongoing UN SDG Open Pedagogy Fellowship, you are welcome to browse the new UN SDG Open Pedagogy Fellowship website: 

Video: The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Map of UN SDG Fellowship Participants

Calendar of Events

Deliverable 
Deadline
Pre-Event Session Friday, April 29, 2022
4 Virtual Meetings 10:00am - 1:00pm 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022
3 Creative Commons Licensed Renewable Assignments Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Course Data (course name, number of sections, number of students)  Friday, October 7, 2022
Faculty Reflection Friday, December 16, 2022
3-Minute Student Video Friday, December 16, 2022
Faculty/Student Showcase Presentation (Optional) TBD in February/March 2023