10thTeaching Innovation and Quality Conference: “Developing SDGs at the University of Deusto through teaching innovation” April 2021
Higher Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) or Education for Sustainability (ES) aim to enable people to acquire and generate knowledge, but also to reflect on the effects and complexity of behaviours and decisions from a responsible, global and future-oriented perspective. Universities can become catalysts for change and must play an increasingly important role in helping students become responsible and active citizens, with a clear vision of the importance and future challenges of sustainability.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals included in the 2030 Agenda (adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, and that will guide or frame global development until 2030) underlie Deusto’s university education. The University of Deusto takes on the challenge of playing a key role in providing future professionals with the skills and competences necessary to respond to the identified sustainability challenges and, moreover, to do so in increasingly complex and global contexts.
During this conference, we aim to share all the best teaching practices that are carried out on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes at the University as well as on the extra-curricular activities.
What is an innovative teaching practice?
It is an educational action, intervention or activity that facilitates a better development of students’ teaching/learning process; that is, they are actions aimed at facilitating the development of generic and/or specific competences included in the various subjects or modules in the different university undergraduate degree programmes.
Good teaching practices serve as an inspiration and benchmark experience for other lecturers who wish to improve their teaching to a certain extent.
Innovation, which is closely linked to the identification of a good practice as good, must always involve a change: how to assess, how to involve students, how a competence is developed, the ways in which a particular technology can be used in an innovative way, etc.
Teaching Innovation Conferences
Below you can access, on the one hand, the Teaching Innovation Conferences that have taken place at the University of Deusto internally in recent years, and on the other hand, the inter-university conferences that have been held within the framework of joint initiatives between the three universities participating in the common project of the Campus of International Excellence ("Aristos Campus Mundus"): the Universities of Deusto, Comillas and Ramon Llull.