Capstone Project Title
Melissa Erickson, Laura Halldin
The United Nations has outlined seventeen sustainable development goals that high school students will have to tackle to have a sustainable future. Schools must take meaningful action in teaching their students systems thinking strategies to best prepare them to be empathic, self-aware, innovative, resilient communicators that are equipped to be sustainable global citizens. This capstone project takes ninth grade students through a student-choice inquiry project to tackle the challenges of how their school’s sustainable initiatives can become more sustainable in order to answer the question, How can I best integrate the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals into my Understanding By Design and C-3 Inquiry frameworks, Compass Systems Thinking models, and student profile attributes to best prepare our high school students for meaningful action in a rapidly changing world? Through the unit the students work through research, interviewing experts of the school, systems thinking exercises, feedback from experts, and project proposals and creations. Thus putting real changemaking practice into action.
Community Building, Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Social Justice
Hickey, Elizabeth, "Systems Thinking Teaching Strategies Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Help Best Prepare Students to be Future Ready" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 749.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects