• SOLUTION ROOMS

    Exchanging about past experiences and improving initiatives…

  • Solution rooms are communities of inquiry and practice that involve participants in collaboratively exploring "next practices" related to the conference challenges, discussing possible solutions, developing further ideas, and discussing next steps.

    A "next practice" is about critically reflecting on how our current practices could work differently, more effectively, more powerfully, more efficiently; a "next practice" also entails thinking about failures and taking into account future contexts and scenarios. It is about the process and not the final output.

    A solution room session contains several presentations (max. 15 minutes) related to the same challenge and will be facilitated by a specialist.

  • SOLUTION ROOM 1.1

    DAY 1, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 1

    More information coming soon.

     

    Facilitated by: Mulà, Ingrid; University of Girona, Spain

    With contributions by:

    • Nwaka, Geoffrey I.; Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
      Title: "Higher Education and Diverse Ways of Knowing: Towards Decolonizing Climate Science in Africa"
      Challenges addressed: 3 – Knowing, doing and leading
    • Staniškienė, Eglė; Stankevičiūtė, Živilė; Ramanauskaitė, Joana; Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
      Title: "Sustainable Development Course Design: Transdisciplinary Perspective"
      Challenges addressed: 3 – Knowing, doing and leading
    • Gonzalez Alriols, Maria; Egües Artola, Itziar; Antxustegi Bengoetxea, M. Mirari; University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain
      Title: "Sustainable development in engineering studies: towards an open multidisciplinary approach"
      Challenges addressed: 3 – Knowing, doing and leading

    SOLUTION ROOM 1.2

    DAY 1, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 1

    Students are important stakeholders for a transformation of higher education institutions (HEI) towards sustainable development. They need to get problem-based learning opportunities for testing new ideas, real life experience and project work training. Join a discussion about how to improve a setup for supporting students in Switzerland!

     

    Title: "Students as agents of change – how can the funding programme «U Change» become even more effective?"

    Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality; 3 – Knowing, doing and leading; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences; 5 – Students as agents of change

     

    Self-facilitated with contributions by:

    Gärtner, Yves; Swiss Academies of Arts and Science, Switzerland; Paglia, Gianluca; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland; Kastner, Franziska; University of Basel, Switzerland; Niedergerber, Jonas; University of Zurich, Switzerland; Vuichard, Rémi; University of applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO); Bühler, Joel; University of Zurich, Switzerland

    SOLUTION ROOM 1.3

    DAY 1, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 1

    Interested in discussing innovative professional development and quality assessment initiatives that use online education modes and artificial intelligence to support the integration of sustainable development, transformative learning, and values in higher education? Join us!

     

    Facilitated by: Betts, Alicia; Strategic International Projects, Universitat de Girona

    With contributions by:

    • Sturm, Jules; Lüber, Heinrich; Settele, Bernadett; Küng, Chantal; Krepart, Janina; Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
      Title: "'Trainings-for-the-not-now.' New Teaching Strategies for Art Education"
      Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences
    • Bautista Pinzón, Alejandra; Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (UNIMINUTO); Henao, Kelly; Columbus Association; Samoilovich, Daniel; Columbus Association; Sonetti, Giulia; Politecnico di Torino, Italy
      Title: "Online Teaching Experiences across European and Latin American Higher Education Institutions in sustainability-related courses"
      Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality; 3 – Knowing, doing and leading
    • Mader, Clemens; University of Zurich, Switzerland​
      Title: "Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Opportunities and Risks for Sustainable Development"
      Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality

    SOLUTION ROOM 1.4

    DAY 1, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 1

    What is a good transdisciplinary curriculum? How do I know it fulfills the learning objectives for sustainable development? If these are your questions, come explore a possible answer with us!

     

    Title: "Towards design principles for transdisciplinary education in sustainable development (TD ESD): Adapting Ostrom's framework for higher education pedagogy"

    Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality

     

    Self-facilitated with contributions by:

    Pearce, BinBin Jiang; Mader, Marlene; Nef, Danny; L'Orange, Selma; Brändle, Urs; ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    SOLUTION ROOM 1.5

    DAY 1, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 1

    More information coming soon.

     

    Facilitated by: Stauffacher, Michael; ETH Zurich, td-lab, Switzerland

    With contributions by:

    • Kläy, Andreas; University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment, Switzerland
      Title: "Reflexive interaction for a paradigm transformation"
      Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research; 2 – Assessing and assuring quality
    • Dereniowska, Małgorzata; Independent scholar, Poland; Kasianiuk, Krzysztof; Collegium Civitas, Poland; Kaleta, Marek; Ashoka, Poland; Romaniuk, Patrycja; The Sustainers, Poland
      Title: "Integrating systems thinking into education"
      Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research

    SOLUTION ROOM 1.6

    DAY 1, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 1

    This Solution Room discusses recent experience of universities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan countries in integrating sustainability into their curricula and proposes possible pathways to establish education for sustainable mountain development. Failure and success stories from the region point to the importance of enabling mechanisms at each HEI, country context, and inter-regional collaboration. Join us for discussing how to enable a whole-university approach and regional and international cooperation across multiple borders.

     

    Title: "Co-Developing New Pathways to Establish Education for Sustainable Mountain Development: Experience from the Hindu Kush Himalayas"

    Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research; 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

     

    Self-facilitated with contributions by:

    Truong, Chi; Himalayan University Consortium (Global South), Nepal; Nyo, Nyo; Mandalay University (Global South), Myanmar; Singh, Sangeeta; Tribhuvan University (Global South), Nepal; Muccione, Veruska; University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • SOLUTION ROOM 2.1

    DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

    More information coming soon.

     

    Facilitated by: Stauffacher, Michael; ETH Zurich, td-lab, Switzerland

    With contributions by:

    • Thieme, Susan; University of Bern, Switzerland; Fry, Patricia; Wissensmanagement GmbH and ETH Zurich
      Title: "Transformative Learning by Doing: Insights from Teaching the Social Learning Video Method"
      Challenges addressed:  4 – Professional development for sustainability competences; 5 – Students as agents of change; 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society
    • Caviola, Hugo; University of Bern, CDE, Switzerland
      Title: "The Language Compass: Language Reflection as Transformative Learning"
      Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research

    SOLUTION ROOM 2.2

    DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

    More information coming soon.

     

    Facilitated by: TBA

    With contributions by:

    • Dalcher, Simon; Swiss Association of Student Organisations for Sustainability, Switzerland; Gärtner, Yves; U Change (Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences), Switzerland; Wilkins, Nino; VSS-UNES-USU, Switzerland 
      Title: "Center of Competence for Student Engagement for Sustainability"Challenges addressed:  4 – Professional development for sustainability competences; 5 – Students as agents of change; 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society
    • Bratrich, Christine; Iten, Carmen; ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      Title: "ETH Week - educating change agents for sustainability"
      Challenges addressed: 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences
    • Weiss, Marie; Birdman, Jodie; Konrad, Theres; Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation (CGSC), Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany
      Title: "Educating Change Agents: Transforming University on Course, Curriculum, and Institution Level"
      Challenges addressed: 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences; 5 – Students as agents of change

    SOLUTION ROOM 2.3

    DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

    This solution room brings together three contributions, each one shedding a light on teacher education from a different angle. How can a whole profession reorient itself towards sustainability and what pedagogical approaches may contribute to move in that direction? Participants will not solely discuss these questions, but also be part of an arts-based experiment!

     

    Facilitated by: Diethart, Mario; University of Graz/RCE Graz-Styria, Austria

    With contributions by:

    • Novak, Michèle; Schürch, Anna; Zanni, Margot; Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Switzerland 
      Title: "Art teaching in times of change. Questioning the knowledge of a profession"
      Challenges addressed:  4 – Professional development for sustainability competences
    • Shibakawa, Hiroko; Fujii, Hiroki; Okayama University, Graduate School of Education, Japan
      Title: "Toward a New Phase in Teacher Education for ESD: Curriculum Development to Foster Teacher's Sustainability Competences"
      Challenges addressed: 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences
    • Brandt, Jan-Ole; Bürgener, Lina; Leuphana University, Germany
      Title: "Teacher education for sustainable development – inquiries, insights and implications"
      Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences; 5 – Students as agents of change

    SOLUTION ROOM 2.4

    DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

    Come and listen to bold initiatives that promote Education for Sustainable Development in transnational partnerships: Four next practices will be introduced that aim to answer questions related to how transdisciplinary learning can be enabled and analyzed, and an initiative for developing sustainable land management curricula will be presented.

     

    Facilitated by: Zimmermann, Anne; University of Bern, CDE, Switzerland

    With contributions by:

    • Tim, Sophea; Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia; Harari, Nicole; Herweg, Karl; Liniger, Hanspeter; Providoli, Isabelle; Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern Switzerland
      Title: "Bringing Sustainability Science to Cambodia – Enabling Transformative Learning and Education through Joint Development of a Curriculum on Sustainable Development"
      Challenges addressed:  4 – Professional development for sustainability competences
    • Bürgener, Lina; Joon, Deepika; Lang, Daniel; Barth, Matthias; Michelsen, Gerd; Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
      Title: "Promoting the SDGs through transdisciplinary learning – Innovative approaches of transdisciplinary cooperation in transnational partnerships"
      Challenges addressed: 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

    SOLUTION ROOM 2.5

    DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

    Compared to frontal teaching, participants’ roles in transdisciplinary classes are a mess. In this solution room we will collect different perspectives on this mess and then – conceptualizing them as systems of actors – try to sort out what new roles and responsibilities make sense.

     

    Title: "Navigating the diverse participants and roles in transdisciplinary classes for sustainable development"

    Challenges addressed: 5 – Students as agents of change; 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

     

    Self-facilitated with contributions by:

    Pohl, Christian; Mader, Marlene; Pearce, BinBin; Lezuo, Tobia; Andersen, Daniel;
    Kriesel, Ben Erik; Brunner, Anne-Cécile; Streit, Jan; Kunstmann, Rachel; Krütli, Pius; ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    SOLUTION ROOM 2.6

    DAY 2, 15.30 - 17.00 CEST, SOLUTION ROOMS – SESSION 2

    Action and participatory research are particularly relevant tools for sustainability. They enable the co-production of knowledge and strategies that transcend disciplinary boundaries and fields of practice, provide a systemic and global vision and facilitate interventions in society.
    After proposing a brief theoretical framework on action-research and participatory research, we will discuss the conditions necessary for their success, their potential but also the obstacles and challenges of these approaches, based on various projects and initiatives.

     

    Title: "Action-research and participatory research at the University of Lausanne: major opportunities for co-constructing sustainability"

    Challenges addressed: 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

     

    Self-facilitated with contributions by:

    Niwa, Nelly; Kaufmann, Alain; University of Lausanne, Switzerland