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Academic Teaching for Sustainability - Cooperative Studies for Industry and Development at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University

Deutschland. Schleswig Holstein. Lehnsan. Naehe. Rapsfelder und Windpark.

26 June, 4:00 p.m., Room Aeltestenrat
Hosted by
International Center for Sustainable Development Bonn Rhine-Sieg University (IZNE)

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development is an opportunity for ‘relearning’ to live in a sustainable way. Education can contribute to sustainable development in four areas of action: basic education and literacy; academic learning towards applied knowledge; adult and community education; and technical and professional education and training.

Academic learning for sustainable development varies between countries and regions as sustainable development needs to be culturally appropriate and locally relevant. The cornerstone of teaching for development is ensuring that knowledge, skills and attitudes pertinent to sustainable development are integrated into teaching and management courses. It involves developing courses for new occupations reoriented towards sustainable development and the development of appropriate pedagogical practices, assessment and accreditation processes. It also supports the convergence between “academic” and “technical” education, formal versus informal learning, and prepares knowledge workers for the emerging Information Society. Teaching for development means being alert to the upcoming challenges facing today's global youth cohort of several hundred million well-educated, healthy and energetic young people who may shoulder the tasks ahead towards sustainable development.

Students are multipliers for sustainable business, society and environment. The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences with the International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) and their initiative ‘Teaching for Development’ build the framework for a variety of academic study programs in the field of global and sustainable development, most of them offered in close cooperation with reputed partners from industry and the NGO sector. Examples include Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science's cooperative bachelor programs with a motor company and an exchange program with a German aid agency running an academic engineering faculty in rural Ethiopia.

Panelists:

Bretz, Manfred
Head of TV and Radio Studios at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Groß, Iris
Teacher and Researcher, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Haasis, Axel
General Manager, Menschen für Menschen (People for People) Foundation, Munich, Germany

Jankowski, Prof. Elvira
Department of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Krzeminski, Prof. Michael
Professor for Communication Research, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Pavarala, Prof. Vinod
UNESCO Chair on Community Media, Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad, India

Rügenberg, Gottfried
Manager for Learning and Development, Ford, Cologne, Germany

Seuser, Prof. Katharina
Professor for Journalism and Media Production, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Terlau, Prof. Wiltrud
Professor of Economics, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany