How to Map Your Module

Use this self-evaluation tool to examine SDGs coverage in your current modules.


A - Look through the list of SDG in the table below and pick the SDG that most aligns with your module content.  Click on any of the goals to launch a detailed description in your browser which includes specific SDG Targets.

B - Enter a score between 0 to 5 in the blue shaded area of the table below where:

Value to Enter Description
0 No coverage
1 SDGs indirectly or inadvertently covered
2 Insight into the SDG presented from the perspective of one's discipline
3 At least one SDG Target presented with a holistic transdisciplinary approach
4 Assessment of SDG knowledge in relation to module and/or programme Learning Outcomes
5 Action Oriented Pedagogies (see URL below*) related to SDGs and/or Community Outreach 

C - Now you can move to other SDGs which might receive secondary attention, then score as in step B

D -  View your spiky radar graphs below.  The first graph displays all 17 SDGs while the second displays your top score in the three SDG pillars.

E - Lastly, consider questions in the reflection box below the graph

To start populating the graph press enter on any of the values you have scored between 0 and 5. 

You can print or save your results as a PDF. Right Click anywhere on the page and click Print. In the top right where Destination is displayed you can select a printer or Save as PDF. 

Map your Module

Individual SDGs (click link for more info 2) SDG Pillar Module  (0-5)
1: No Poverty Social
2: Zero Hunger Social
3: Good Health and Well-being Social
4: Quality Education Social
5: Gender Equality Social
6: Clean Water and Sanitation Environment
7: Affordable and Clean Energy Social
8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Economy
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Economy
10: Reduced Inequality Economy
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Social
12: Responsible Consumption and Production Economy
13: Climate Action Environment
14: Life Below Water Environment
15: Life on Land Environment
16: Peace & Justice Strong Institutions Social
17: Partnerships to Achieve SDGs Social

Reflection on the Tool

  Reflection on the Tool
1 Did you identify at least one SDG and/or SDG Target covered in your module?  Is that topic introduced in the context of the wider discipline or societial need?  How does this relate to your studies and career goals?
2 Do you realize the interconnected nature of the SDGs? Was this this discussed in your module?
3 Do you cover SDGs from more that one SDG Pillars as displayed in the second graph?  Was there a discussion of other disciplines in relation to these SDGs covered?  (see figure below)
4 How might you suggest that your module could cover the SDGs more deeply such as discussions, group projects, assessments, etc?



The figure above is often called the wedding cake image of the SDGs. It represents the Environment or Biosphere being the foundation of our society and our natural capital through ecosystem services. The next layer is Social and is unified by the premise of leaving nobody behind and everyone having dignity and equal opportunity. The Economic layer is driven by inclusive growth within safe operating parameters. The pinnacle expresses the partnerships needed to advance the SDG targets such as between private and public sectors or the global north and south.

Sustainable Development Goals Toolkit

UCC Green Campus Programme & the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

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