An International Faculty Fellowship Focusing On Open Pedagogy and the UN SDGs :sync:

Michael Mills (Montgomery College), Shinta Hernandez (Montgomery College), Deborah Baker (Maricopa Community Colleges), Urooj Nizami (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

Entering its fourth year, the UN SDG Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship teams faculty members from different institutions and different disciplines to develop renewable assignments that address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The fellowship now includes seven institutional partners from the United States and Canada, and it includes two-year community colleges and four-year universities. Nearly 120 faculty have participated and almost 5,000 students have been impacted.

Faculty participants learn about open pedagogy, Creative Commons, and renewable assignments as they work in interdisciplinary teams. Students become partners in the learning process as the assignments they are given allow them to be agents of change within their own communities.

Extended abstract: OE_Global_2021_paper_45.pdf 📄

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It was fascinating to hear about this initiative and how it has grown over the last few years. Great to see the fellowship go from strength to strength, to hear about the emphasis on renewable assignments and the connections the SDGs. Interesting and inspiring. Thank you.

We recorded a podcast conversation with Shinta and Michael about the SDG Fellowships which in so many ways provide examples of the OER Recommendations in action.

Happy to talk with any institution that is interested in joining this wonderful partnership

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Be sure to explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship Toolkit with both resources and examples of the projects developed by participants