About the SDG Dialogue Series
The Generation Global SDG Dialogue Series is an online programme for young people ages 13-17 to learn about select SDGs through the experience of intercultural dialogue on some of the most significant topics and events of today. There is no cost to join the series and the programme will cover four SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) spread over a four-week period.
- Educators can choose one or more SDGs from the Series they want to align with their course and can book a video conference for their learners to dialogue about the topic.
- Learners can book themselves into video conferences on the SDGs of their choice from the Series to explore a global issue of interest.
- Learners who participate in class or in their own time will receive a digital certificate for the SDGs they have completed.
How to participate?
You are an educator
If you have not already:
- Register on the Teacher Portal (learn how)
- Create a class for your learners (learn how)
- Send learners a link to register to the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure (UDA) from your account (learn how)
- Remind learners to complete the introductory modules (Learning Dojo)
Once you have registered and created a class:
- Book your learners into a video conference for the SDGs you want them to participate in (learn how)
- Distribute our SDG briefings to your learners for each week you have booked a video conference (more info on each week to prepare your learners here: SDG 3, SDG 13, SDG 16, SDG 8)
- Assign learners the topic module aligned to the SDG and/or explore our SDG teaching resources pages (learn how)
- Complete post-series survey (received via email at the end)
You are a learner
If you have not already:
- Register on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure (UDA) (learn how)
- Complete the introductory topic (Learning Dojo)
- Complete the topic for the SDG you are interest in, earn 30 XP in the corresponding Dialogue Space and complete the Progress Tracker
Once you have registered and completed the SDG topic you are interested in:
For each SDG, learners should take part in the following activities (the duration of each activity is indicated in brackets):
- Read the briefing on the SDG in the video conference details page (30 min)
- Complete the corresponding online topic on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure (30 min)
- Participate in a video conference with peers around the world (60 min)
- Submit a reflection (30 min)
- 22 January - 26 January 2024 - SDG #3: Good Health and Well-Being (UDA topic: Health and Well-Being)
- 29 January - 2 February 2024 - SDG #13: Climate Action (UDA topic: Climate Change)
- 5 February - 9 February 2024 - SDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UDA topic: Peace and Security)
- 12 February - 16 February 2024 - SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth (UDA topic: Future of Work)
All learners who complete a video conference and submit their final reflections will receive:
- A digital certificate highlighting each completed SDG, certifying their foundational knowledge of those SDGs and application of dialogue skills.
- A special golden badge on the certificate for any learner who completes all four SDGs!
Participating in this series will support learners in becoming informed global citizens by learning foundational SDG knowledge, practicing dialogue skills, and making connections with global peers.Learning Objectives:
- Gain knowledge and understanding of select SDGs through in-class and online preparation materials and resources.
- Think critically about how each SDG is present in their own lives and communities, identifying ways participants connect with their peers on these issues.
- Apply the five core skills of dialogue (Global communication, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Questioning, Reflection) in live video conferences with peers from all over the world to explore personal experiences, perspectives, and impacts of a select SDG.
- Demonstrate through reflection what was learned in the programme experience, including knowledge about the SDG, and how the skills of dialogue were used to make intercultural connections with peers to attain greater connection and understanding.
If you have any questions, please read our Frequently Asked Questions on the SDG Dialogue Series or send us a request via the Support Centre.