Sulitest: Co-creating the Next Set of Questions for US

Debra Rowe Co-Presenter
President
US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
 
Wed, 10/30: 8:30 AM  - 12:00 PM 
Half-Day Workshop 
AM Post-Conference Workshop 
Spokane 
Room: 402A - Public Engagement 
Sulitest is a movement whose mission is to support expanded sustainability knowledge, skills and mindset that motivates individuals to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and to make informed and effective decisions. Inspired by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio + 20, Sulitest was one of the first 17 featured initiatives of United Nations Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals. Led by an independent NGO and co-created with a community of users and contributors, Sulitest is supported by more than forty international institutions and networks such as UNESCO, UNEP, UNGC PRME, GRLI, IAU and UNDESA. Sulitest offers a set of online tools for raising awareness and improving understanding of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its best-known tool, the 'Test,' is in an easy-to-use, on-line, multiple choice question format that consists of an international set of 30 questions (the 'International Core Module') randomly selected from an expert-approved database. Each 'Test' question is based on a matrix including an extensive variety of topics - approved by an independent board - and aligned with one or more goals of the Global Agenda, helping to create the largest database mapping citizens' awareness of the SDGs. In addition to the 'International Core Module', optional 'Specialized Modules' of 20-questions each focus on either a specific geographic area, or a specific topic.
The session has two main objectives: presenting the tool and its recent improvements so that academic and non-academic stakeholders who are not aware yet can discover it and start using it; organizing a creative session to work collectively on producing new questions to enrich the test with a 'hackathon' format.

Audience Empowerment

To achieve the session's objectives, the workshop will be organized in three parts:
  1. Participants will be introduced to the Sulitest initiative, its tools and recent improvements;
  2. Participants will complete the Sulitest Quiz via their phones to get a better understanding of how Sulitest questions are structured and used; and
  3. Participants will engage in a 'hackathon' session in which groups collaborate on the development of new questions to improve the test.
 

Primary Topic Area

Curriculum

Session Level

Intermediate Level

Intended Audience

Administrators
Businesses and Community
Faculty
Graduate Students or Above
Other Staff
Sustainability Staff