Developing collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking by including sustainability in the classroom

  • Session D

Presenter(s): Sylvia Goetze-Wake

sponsored by The University of Lausanne

How can we introduce the topic of “sustainability” in the classroom while getting students to move beyond simplistic solutions and pat answers? In this hands-on workshop, we will consider how using frameworks such as the “Life Cycle Analysis” and the “Sustainable Development Goals” can develop the kind of creative problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking that are increasingly necessary to solve the challenges of our world. Participants will look at everyday examples (such as making a pizza or buying socks) with new eyes, trying to decide what the “more sustainable” option really is. Content can be easily adapted to English learners (B1+) of all ages, from primary school to tertiary study.