Sustainability is the key concept to combat climate change whilst creating and securing social and economic welfare. With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals , the UN has designed a system which converts the rather abstract concept of sustainability into a system with operational objectives and targets.
There is a lack of innovative and appropriate educational programmes to bring about skills and competence for sustainable behaviour and development for adults who learn in different contexts. This is the starting point of the GSD project. It shall create consciousness and enable the adult learner to change behaviour and to become active for sustainability and create sustainable development projects on local community levels, for instance by implementing a green project, by improving a specific situation or by supporting certain members of the community.
There is a lack of innovative and appropriate educational programmes to bring about skills and competence for sustainable behaviour and development for adults who learn in different contexts.
The GSD project aims to achieve three main objectives:
- It will provide innovative learning opportunities relating to Sustainability Literacy and Sustainable Development to learners in Adult Education by creating spaces for design-based learning in which the learners can actively collaborate in concrete sustainability projects.
- It will train Adult Education professionals to facilitate Sustainability Literacy and Sustainable Development. More specifically it provides the necessary knowledge and skills on which the Learning and Development Professionals can build their learning programmes.
- It will connect both target groups in a larger European network approach by providing appropriate constructive (design-driven) mobility programmes for both the Learning and Development Professionals and their target groups and transnational blended learning opportunities for the staff members including courses and job-shadowing opportunities.