Building capacities of educators and trainers is Priority Action Area 3 in UNESCO’s roadmap of Education for Sustainable Development. While many excellent resources explain the sustainability knowledge, skills, and mindsets essential for 21st century engineers, very few resources exist that support engineering educators to integrate these into their teaching in a comprehensive and effective way or indeed to upskill educators to be able to deliver this teaching.
To address this gap, a Sustainability Toolkit is being developed by the Engineering Professors’ Council with support from Siemens and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Its development is guided by a Steering Group comprised of academic, industry, and advocacy organisation experts. Those interested in contributing to the Sustainability Toolkit should fill out this form and then read on to find out more about the contributions we are seeking.
The Sustainability Steering Group seeks contributors to develop resources for inclusion in the toolkit. These resources will fit into two categories (Click on the arrows to expand the sections):
The deadline to submit first drafts of contributions will be 16 October 2023. After a revision process these will be published as part of the Toolkit online.
In undertaking this work, contributors will become part of the growing community of educators who are helping to ensure that tomorrow’s engineering professionals sustainability skills, knowledge, and attributes that they need to provide a better future for us all. Contributors will be fully credited for their work on any relevant Toolkit materials, and will be acknowledged as authors should the resources be published in any form. Developing these resources will provide the chance to work with a dynamic, diverse and passionate group of people leading the way in expanding engineering teaching resources, and may help in professional development, such as preparing for promotion or fellowship. If contributors are not compensated by their employers for time spent on this type of activity, a small honorarium is available to encourage participation.
As part of the toolkit project, we are also developing tools for collaborating with our steering group, in-house. Stay tuned for further details.
Learn more about the Sustainability Toolkit:
Those interested in contributing to the Sustainability Toolkit should fill out this form and we will be in touch.
Learn more about the members of the Sustainability Toolkit Steering Group, here.
Find out more about the Sustainability Toolkit development process in a blog post written by Siemens, here.