On 26th November, Estela Castelli Florino Pilz kindly gave a demonstrate a demonstration on Sulitest’s quiz mode. Great to see that you can run quizzes virtually and in teams.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal: to ensure good use of resources, improving energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and ensuring a better quality of life for all.
Resources for learners, trainers, and developers
Find out more about SDG 12 while practicing your French! We have two lessons to get you started. Both are set in the context of the circular economy with a zero-waste approach to consumption.
If you are a learner of French, select a lesson based on your interest or your level of French. As well as vocabulary and comprehension exercises, you will also find some topics for discussion. Find someone you can practice with and delve into the topic!
In the first lesson, a family changes its purchasing of food and cooking habits as a step towards zero food waste. A TU Dublin student reflects on food wastage in France.
The lesson is aimed at learners of French. It is pitched at level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
In the second lesson, the principles of the circular economy are presented in the context of the car manufacturing process. We find out how the French car manufacturer Renault is changing its model to a more sustainable way of manufacturing cars.
The lesson is aimed at learners of French. It is pitched at level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Many thanks to Lucia for presenting the SDG Literacy approach to combining Sulitest with an “authentic assessment”. A short three-minute GASTA style update available here on 49 mins.
At TU Dublin, 80+ students and 20+ staff took a deep dive into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of our Education for Sustainable Development initiative, funded by the National Forum. The workshop was initially piloted by Andy Maguire, Lucia Walsh and Olivia Freemen with students on the PG Cert in Sustainability Leadership.
This workshop wasdesigned to promote engagement and increase understanding around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Many of the Targets, Indicators and Associated meta-data are highly relevant for a variet of business contexts. By the end of this workshop (including the preparatory activities) students had navigated Goals, Targets, Indicators and Meta-data online, considering the significance of specific indicators and associated metadata for a context of their choosing. Students engaged in discussion in small groups and the class to further consolidate learning.
Ecah group were allocated one of the goals from the SDG framework. See https://sdgs.un.org/goals for an overview of all 17 SDG and explored the relevant metadata at https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/
Our TU Dublin colleagues, Mary Jane Webberley and Linda McWeeney, have published a nice article in the August 2021 edition ACCA’s AB Magazine.
“It is essential that businesses understand how sustainability will impact their future financial position, as reflected in their income statement, cash flow statement and balance sheet. The financial impact is driven by the risks and opportunities to which a business is exposed and the decisions it makes to manage those risks and opportunities
Case study: Promoting reflection and behaviour change towards sustainability
Together with TU Dublin, we produced a case study showing why they started using Sulitest, how the team chose to do it and the impact already noticed. With students, they use Sulitest followed by a reflective piece, which “allows students to deeply think about sustainable development, explore the issues and what they mean to them.” This has pushed candidates to go beyond awareness towards action. In one of the courses, the professor asked the students, “‘have you changed any aspects of your lives due to this assignment?’ 78% of students said yes,” showing how the Sulitest tools can be used to promote a sustainable mindset AND behaviour change.
Full Case Study available here: [PDF]