(Re)designing a module to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Alison Calvert, Kieran Higgins, Alysha Thompson, Tracy Galvin

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This article presents "Sustainable Food Systems", an undergraduate food science module, as a case study demonstrating the key principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the experience of taking part in the 2022 UNESCO Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp. The article concludes with a reflection on the learnings and broader challenges in within HE when working in an ESD-informed way.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationReflections
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2022


  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • education for sustainable development
  • Education for sustainable development (ESD)
  • learning design
  • co-creation
  • co-design
  • curriculum co-creation
  • curriculum co-design
  • active learning
  • transformative pedagogies
  • authentic assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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