A New Approach to Education for Sustainable Development: Integrating Collaborative Technology and Media Creation for Social Design Curriculum
Abstract: A new refined education that meets the global society is in need today. In year 2015, the United Nation has adopted the agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The SDGs consist of 17 goals including among others, ending poverty, health and wellbeing, and climate change. In order to achieve the SDGs, collaboration among government, educational institutions, local governments, NGO/NPO, civil society, and individual is crucial. As paradigm shift is needed to solve today`s complex sets of global and local issues, education can play a key role in contributing to create a shift. Empowerment of individuals and emergence of participatory citizenship are essential to achieve the SDGs. Education can play an important role in introducing social change for sustainable society. It is important for students to learn to recognize social issues, seek opportunities for change and create new social value in order to create a sustainable society. Attaining attitude that are not bound by traditional frameworks of disciplinary is also needed. Social design curriculum and integrated use of ICT have potential to meet such needs. This study introduces a curriculum in a higher education in Japan which incorporate social design and show how ICT and media creation is used in classroom. The study will also evaluate the students` change of attitude towards social issues.
Presider: Jessica Evans, Murray State University