The proposed project aims to foster and enable the pan-university interdisciplinary infusion of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into classrooms at York University. Using the SDGs as one additional framework(s) for the student learning experience strengthens the applicability of students’ education, links purpose with impact, and encourages a global perspective on topics that concern them. The proposed project will be achieved through faculty engagement, capacity building and creating an infrastructure of support for faculty who wish to find innovative ways to include the SDGs in meaningful manners in their classrooms. Further, our project will foster experiential education (EE) initiatives that amplify existing innovations and incubate the development of others, advance e-learning through blended and fully online strategies, enhance student success strategies within the curriculum, and advance internationalization by encouraging and strengthening SDG-focused Globally Networked Learning (GNL) projects.
Sandra Skerratt Peniston, Pan-University
Student Success, Experiential Education, eLearning, Internationalization