Sustainable Development Goals/SDG4

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SDG4: Quality Education - Learning Resouce supports the SDGs - UN-Guidelines[1] - see SDG-Tagging.

Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all[2]

  • Major progress has been made for education access, specifically at the primary school level, for both boys and girls. However, access does not always mean quality of education, or completion of primary school. Currently, 103 million youth worldwide still lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women
  • Target 1 "By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes"- shows the commitment to nondiscriminatory education outcomes

Learning Task[edit | edit source]

camel thorn tree, Acacia erioloba in the Namib Desert in Namibia
The camel thorn tree (Acacia erioloba) in the Namib Desert is nearly leafless in dry periods.
  • (Open Educational Resources) Explore the concept of Open Educational Resources and explain how this concept can contribute to SDG4!
  • (Benefits and Drawbacks) Explain possible challenges (e.g. Quality Assurance) and benefits of Open Educational Resources and explore ways to solve problems and challenges that you see (see e.g. Public-Private-Versioning, community driven quality assurance, ...)!
  • (Resilience) See how mobile data collection and generation of aggregated information can be used to improve Resilience of communities. The Youtube video by Dan Josef (2018) is used in a Webinar improve quality of education combined with benefit for communities as feedback or an optimized response in the context of Humanitarian Open Street Map Team HOT
  • (SDG-Tagging of Learning Resources) If you are an author of learning resources in Wikiversity, then try to analyse the objectives and content of your learning resources. Do those learning resources refer of one or multiple SDGs? Assign those SDGs to your learing resource and pose questions that support learning of sustainability concepts with your provided material.
  • (Green Open Access) Green Open Access reduces bias on publication and access to the publication because neither the author nor the reader has to pay for the access to content. Quality Assurance of commercial publication are performed free of charge by the scientist, how can you adapt this quality assurance concept to Green Open Access. Analyse how WikiJournal of Medicine and WikiJournal of Science work!
  • (Developing Countries) Explore the sustainability in the context of Developing Countries. What are the challenges, if people starving and basic needs for security, shelter and peace are not covered? Expose yourself in a desert to a hot day and a very cold night. You learnt, that trees and vegetation are important to protect the soil from erosion. You know that trees provide shade during day time. Would you cut down the last tree for firewood if you are freezing due the fact that temperature is close to ? What are your implications for sustainability for people that battle to survive the next day, week or month?

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. UN-Guidelines for Use of SDG logo and the 17 SDG icons (2019/05/10) - https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/news/communications-material/
  2. "Goal 4: Quality education". UNDP. Retrieved 13 April 2017.