About the course

The course is interdisciplinary with focus on Education for Sustainable Development, ESD, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG. The course literature and learning activities are aiming for developing students’ ability to learn and teach for sustainability. A main idea is to consider local and global challenges for sustainable development, with examples from Sweden, the students’ home countries and elsewhere.

Students will develop their knowledge of environmental problems and ecological, social and economic perspectives of sustainability, and gain experience and knowledge of teaching and learning towards sustainability.

The course will be organized thematically with focus on the SDGs. The course will include compulsory lectures, seminars, workshops, study visits, project work and a home assignment

Course content

The course consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, project work, study visits and a take home assignment. Group works will be organised thematically. These will focus on global and local learning and teaching challenges in the area of sustainable development, with Sweden and the participants´ respective home countries as examples. The course offers students a possibility to develop skills in planning and implementing possible steps towards change in sustainability education

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + Civics 1b or Civics 1a1 +1a2 and English 6.


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course evaluation

Evaluation is an integral part of the course and takes place on two separate occasions: mid-course and at the end of the course. A final written individual evaluation based on the learning outcomes is done at the end of the course. The results of the course evaluation is summarised and made available in a report to be used as a basis for future courses.