This project worked with students to co-create an authentic, practice-led and inclusive set of quality principles that support the implementation of Education for Sustainability and drive curriculum quality for sustainability across the higher
education sector – whilst calling out the growing potential for ‘curriculum greenwash’.
The project had a strong focus on developing graduates who can lead change for sustainability, not just reproduce knowledge. It aimed to push the sector to move sustainability education out of the margins and beyond simply badging course content
with ‘single-issue’ UN Global Sustainable Development Goals.
Working with students in all three partner institutions, the project drew on best practice and an assessment approach developed at University of Gloucestershire. Students tested and refined the principles in different university settings and courses,
aiming to close gaps between current learning experiences, and judging whether they aligned with what students most value for their development and future lives and careers.