• For Educators

Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

A non-prescriptive guide for educators sharing learning objectives and complimentary topics and learning activities for each SDG.

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Type of Resource

Source

UNESCO Education Sector and The Global Education 2030 Agenda

Age Group

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  • For Educators

Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

UNESCO Education Sector and The Global Education 2030 Agenda

Age Group

About this resource

Walking through each SDG in turn, this guide provides a detailed series of cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural learning objectives for each goal matched with suggested topics and learning approaches that can be adapted and incorporated into your classroom at varying levels.

Why we recommend this resource

As quoted by Qian Tang, Assitant Direct-General for Education ‘Education is both a goal in itself and a means for attaining all the other SDGs. It is not only an integral part of sustainable development, but also a key enabler for it. That is why education represents an essential strategy in the pursuit of the SDGs.’ This guide provides useful and detailed examples of how you can bring sustainability into your classroom and further the SDGs.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15: Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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