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    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Implications for the work of Adult Educators

    On this site you find the first comparative topic that you can work on. It focusses on the relation between the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) formulated in the Agenda 2030.

     

    Instructions for individual comparison 

    The starting point for your work on this comparative topic is the instruction for individual comparison. Please look at the documents below as a first step.

    You can choose from two different instructions for individual comparison. Both have a slightly different approach to the topic of adult education and the sustainable development goals. Both give you a step-by-step introduction how to find a good comparative research question, give you a context for comparison and state some possible categories which you can elaborate on.

     

    To work on the instruction for individual comparison, you can start with the following materials.
     

    Materials for the topic: Lifelong Learning and Agenda 2030 for SDGs

    We selected the following materials to give you a good starting point for a comparative analysis on the topic of Lifelong Learning and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. These primary resources provide a first overview with the official knowledge platform by the United Nations and two critical papers by relevant international institutions on the role of adult education in the Agenda 2030.
     

    ­­­­This Knowledge Platform is important as it provides a relevant general description and insight to Sustainabe Development Goals as main focus of UN Agenda 2030. Also, this platform explains the background and eolution of this particular initiative in its complexity and refers to those 17 SDG goals with necessary details and indication to key partners of those goals. 

    https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld 

    The UN SDG-Knowledge Platform’s SDG4 link enables readers to get an overview of SDG4 focus with indications of recent milestones of development in SDG4 key actions and reference major decisions, documents, publications, etc.

    sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/education

    This background paper by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) explains the policy background behind the Sustainable Development Goals, the link to adult education and presents some examples from practice. 

    https://eaea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AE-and-sustainability_with-cover-and-logos_12_2018.pdf

    This special document is a valuable analytical paper upon the potential connections in between adult education and Sustainable Developments by addressing some relevant choices and limitations for adult education.

    Quizz and online interaction

    To test your learning advance on the comparative topic of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and implications for the work of adult educators, we have prepared a quizz for you! Also, we have created a discussion board where you can get in contact with other learner who work on the topic! Please sign up to OpenWueCampus under the following link first:

    REGISTER AT OPENWUECAMPUS
    https://go.uniwue.de/registeropenwuecampus

    After creating your account and logging in, use the following link to access the quizz and the discussion board:

    QUIZZ AND DISCUSSION BOARD ON SDG
    https://go.uniwue.de/quizzsdg

    Next to OpenWueCampus, you can also join our LinkedIn professional network where you can also get in touch with other learners, professors and professionals in the field of adult education!

    LINKEDIN PROFESSIONAL NETWORK FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING
    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8445381/