Enacting SDG Award , Open Pedagogy Award

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship

Montgomery College (Maryland, United States)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship is an opportunity for faculty to work across disciplines to create renewable assignments centered around one or more of the SDGs.

The focus is to create these assignments that can be shared with others while also making students agents of change within their own communities.  Too often students are forced to complete assignments that have no meaning to them; they complete the work only for a grade and not for a greater purpose of remembering the learning.  These renewable assignments allow students flexibility.

The design of the fellowship takes faculty out of their comfort zone in working with others with whom they don’t normally engage in learning activities.  This team approach results in dynamic discourse and great discovery, all while putting students at the center of the learning process. 

This year Montgomery College has partnered with faculty from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, Maricopa Community College in Arizona and SUNY Delhi in New York.  These cross-discipline international teams are expanding the reach of students making changes in their own communities.