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Webinar: Innovations in Teaching Sustainable Consumption in Higher Education

The goal of sustainability will not be achievable without changes in our consumption. In consumption, sustainability challenges appear like in a burning glass; here, it can be exemplarily shown how individual decisions are embedded in socio-technical structures and cultural practices and have concrete effects on planetary systems and the living conditions of other people. Consumption thus simultaneously forms a gateway for addressing complex sustainability issues in a way that is close to everyday life in teaching.

Between 2019 and 2021, we collected more than 70 examples from around the world that demonstrate how sustainable consumption can be taught and learned. We have prepared the examples in terms of their topics, their teaching/learning methods, their learning objectives and their assessment forms. They will be published in book form in 2022.

In this webinar, we will introduce participants to basic considerations and recent innovations on how to teach and learn complex sustainability topics using consumption as an example, based on concrete teaching examples from the book.