SDG and Circular Competencies Changes for HE Lecturers
In 2018-2021 VIA University College performs ambitious SDG and CE competency-courses for 65 professors, lecturers and leaders from a wide range of VIA's degree programs; Health, Design, Business, Teaching & Learning, Building, Engineering, etc. The development of future SDG competencies of the future students could be determinant for the their capacity of dealing with the complex future SDG challenges. (Biberhofer, et al. 2019, Mulgan, 2014, UNESCO, 2017, Frisk & Larsson, (2011), Scharmer, (2014), Future Skills Report, 2018.) With the 17 world goals a common language across of countries, sectors and professions promotes cooperation on achieving common goals. We “Teach the Teachers SDG’- across all our faculties” working cross-sectoral, creating new research and enhancing the development of competencies for social and sustainable development (CSD’s) in HE’s among students, staff and educators. The initiative is supported by the Executive Board of VIA and the National Hub for Circular Economy. Throughout the course, the teachers are inspired to rethink the concepts into their respective professions and to develop new teaching courses that can both contribute to them student formation and for solving important societal challenges.