Intercultural Learning for Sustainability

Sustainable Development Goal target(s)

  • SDG03 (Good Health and Well-Being)
  • SDG04 (Quality Education)
  • SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals)
Project lead Jane Catlin (Education) and Paul Wickham (Education)
Open to year groups
  • UG Year 2
  • UG Year 3
  • UG Year 4
Faculties/departments The Strathclyde Institute of Education; School of Government & Public Policy

Please note: availability can vary between degrees. Please contact your advisor of studies and the project lead for more information.

How to apply

To apply for this project please complete our application form.

Project overview

The aim of the project is to support students to understand their place in a global community of educators, through exploring Learning of Sustainability and its relevance to children and young people and how we can use storytelling to build intercultural connections.

The project is based around two interconnected themes of:

Teacher identity and understanding of self

Supporting new teachers in Scotland to develop their teacher identity through understanding of ‘self’ and ‘the teacher’ within local national and global contexts and in relation to Learning for Sustainability.  This will be facilitated through participatory arts-based methods.

Learning for Sustainability through the Arts

Exploring LfS and inclusive pedagogies through creativity and interdisciplinary learning in classrooms and educational settings. Participating students will develop practical lessons that can be implemented in various educational settings with a specific focus on storytelling to address contemporary issues affecting children and young people.

Project Overview

The project will specifically address Target C of SDG 4: to ‘substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing states’. A collaboration between Strathclyde University, The Gambia College and Malawi would allow mutual support networks to grow and also harnessing our own diverse student community to enhance the student experience of the project.

Have more questions?

Please contact: