Sustainicum Collection

Consus Qëllimi i projektit është të krijojë një rrjet rajonal shkencor-shoqëror për risitë e qëndrueshmërisë në Shqipëri e Kosovë me qëllim forcimin e lidhjes dhe bashkëpunimit të institucioneve në fushën e arsimit të lartë, kërkimit dhe praktikës.

Resource facts

  • Nuk ka rëndësi numri i studentëve
  • Deri në 3 njësi leksionesh
    4 -7 njesi leksionesh
    deri ne 1 semester
    Me shume se 1 semester
  • Lidhja me Web e nevojshme
  • Anglisht

Resource Description

Courage to go for Sustainability(Resource ID: 68)

The teaching resource outline "Courage to go for Sustainability" describes a teaching resource that enables students to choose their own projects to demonstrate courage to go for sustainability.

Most scientists dealing with global development agree that the world is heading for major breaks. The major drivers, the character of the breaks and how fast they will occur is, however, a matter of discussion. There is also no agreement on the strategies to achieve the sustainable development necessary to reduce or ban ecological and socio-economic threats.

This method outline is based on the successful lecture series "Courage to go for Sustainability" organised by the Center of Global Change and Sustainability (gW/N) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), in cooperation with the Environmental Agency Austria, the Austrian broadcast ORF1, Risiko:Dialog, Lebensministerium, and with kind support of the German Foundation Forum for Responsibility. Established since 2009, the original BOKU lecture series present experts from academia and extern stakeholders, discussing new concepts and scenarios, opportunities, risks and limitations of a sustainable life with the students, and addressing the critical questions from the audience. The students have to conduct small projects, where they have to demonstrate courage to go for sustainability. The students choose the topic and design the project, the results are presented at the end of the semester.

Since the original lecture series are too extensive to be implemented in an existing University lecture, this on hand teaching resource outline illustrates a basis for a teaching resource, where students can develop an understanding of different concepts for sustainable solutions seen from different perspectives.

Overview teacing resource outline:

Day 1 (or Day 1 and Day 2): Introduction to the topic sustainability (1 unit); a stakeholder presents new concepts and scenarios, opportunities, risks and limitations of his "personal courage to go for sustainability" project (1 unit); the students get instructions for their mini-project (1/2 unit); potential mini-projects for the students are "brainstormed" and written on a flip chart (1/2 unit), discussed with the stakeholder (1/2 unit), and finally the students split into small groups (if required) and choose one of the mini-projects (1/2 unit).

Intermediate: The students / groups develop their mini-projects at home.

Day 2 (or Day 3): The students present their project outcomes and get feedback from the stakeholder and the students (4 units).

The method set used within "Courage to go for Sustainability":

  • impulse lecture
  • brainstroming
  • discussion
  • mini-project
  • presentation
  • feedback


Lloji i metodës së mësimdhënies
  • Metodë krijuese
Përpjekjet për përgatitjen
Të pakta
Përshkrimi i përpjekjeve të përgatitjes
Preparation effort for the lecturer: - low Required time for the work with the students: Day 1 (or Day 1 and Day 2): 4 units (or 2 x 2 units) Intermediate: The students develop/perform their mini-project (duration dependent on the lecture type) Day 2 (or Day 3): 4 units
Njohuri paraprake
Asnje lloj njohurie paraprake specifike nuk kërkohet?
Necessary documents / materials


Integrimi i palëve të interesuara
Stakeholders are invited to the University and present their successful project regarding sustainability and discuss real challenges and problems.
Temat e qëndrueshmërisë
- strengthen personal skills
- dependend on the chosen topic of the mini-project
Situatat e duhura për këtë metodë
Pikat e forta të metodës
- Inter- and transdisciplinary approach
- encouraging
- responsibility oriented
- student involvment
- science-society cooperation
- how to become active regarding sustainability
- how to be courageous to “live sustainability”
- how to find appropriate solutions on the basis of real problems
- how to think about own opportunities and responsibility in the context of global change
- how to develop an understanding for different concepts for sustainable solutions seen from different perspectives
Pikat e dobëta të metodës
- Stakeholders have to be clearly informed about the aims of the lecture/short course.
Assessment / evaluation
Burime dhe lidhje

Original lecture series "Courage to go for sustainability":



Financuar nga
This teaching resource, realised within the project ConSus, has been funded with the support of the TEMPUS of the European Union. The contents reflect the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Komentet Shkruaj koment


Richard Kromp
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Center for Global Change and Sustainability


Creative Commons