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

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

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


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

Course literature

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.