Teaching & Learning

Liverpool graduates are encouraged to become truly global citizens, benefiting from an international curriculum, and empowered to address global challenges. Education for Sustainability (EfS) will be a vital element in ensuring that students and staff develop the skills needed to adapt to these challenges. 

Universities and colleges play a key role in developing knowledge and understanding of sustainable development, and building the skills required to forge new ways of living and working. In addition to the introduction of sustainability issues into the curriculum, EfS requires an integrated approach to teaching and learning in order to promote the development of cross-subject

Education for Sustainability

Education for sustainability (EfS) is essential to help people to understand and accept the need for significant changes in the way we operate socially and economically, in order to ensure a sustainable future for everyone. However, sustainable development can only be successful if it is embedded into the organisation's curriculum, teaching and learning practices, as well as its estate management and community relations.

Universities and colleges have access to the resources that enable them to embed EfS into their courses and the wider student experience. The experience offered to learners should contribute to the development of their sustainability literacy and citizenship skills, attitudes and behaviours, while the value of sustainability skills is understood and articulated by institutions, learners and employers.

Because sustainable development is such a complex matter, it can only be realised using a holistic approach. EfS is not just about giving people information on climate change; it is about rethinking the way we live and using education to develop new policies and practices towards sustainable development.