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Copsey, Olivia – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Several high-level strategies devote special priority to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Given the seriousness of the ESD agenda in SIDS, it is vital that ESD programmes perform at a level where potential positive impacts on schools and communities can be realised. Contemporary literature on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Holistic Approach
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Svalfors, Ulrika – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
This article discusses different interpretations of sustainable development in education and if different interpretations of the concept are implemented in Curriculum, with the Swedish Curriculum of Upper Secondary School as an example. According to Agenda 21 sustainable development should be implemented in a multidimensional way. In 2011, a new…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Hartman, Rita J.; Johnston, Elizabeth; Hill, Marty – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
A descriptive case study approach is employed using a content analysis of the blogs of 36 school leaders who took part in the 2016-2017 Shadow a Student Challenge project and follow up interviews of five of the school leaders. This research was used to explore and describe how an empathetic design approach provided a greater vantage point for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, School Culture, Empathy
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Franzenburg, Geert – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
When compared to education with children, adolescents and students, adult education has particular opportunities and challenges, depending on stronger biographical influences: adults have developed their own learning style and learning competence and apart from more formal learning opportunities facilitated through digital learning and/or learning…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Sustainability, Transformative Learning, Educational History
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Iliško, Dzintra; Olehnovica, Eridiana; Ostrovska, Inta; Akmene, Velga; Salite, Ilga – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Sustainability is becoming an integral part of vocational schools since schools are called to respond to the environmental crises and unsustainability issues in the community as well as to an unsustainable economic development. Vocational schools have to play a significant role is re-orienting students' frames of reference towards sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Competency Based Education, Focus Groups
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Badjanova, Jelena; Iliško, Dzintra – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The article points to new competencies required from basic school teachers, reinforced by the reform processes in the educational system in Latvia, the quality assurance of educational process, and modernisation and critical re-evaluation of educational materials and standards. The authors view sustainability as an integral part of reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Quality Assurance, Teacher Competencies
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Switala, Eugeniusz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), which is coming to an end, will offer all kinds of summaries and reflections on this issue. The aim of this paper, strictly related with the goals of the DESD, is to answer the following questions: (1) "Is the Polish school ready to provide values education?"; (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Educational Practices, Readiness
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Labaki, Georges – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
Sustainable development is continuous process of change requiring painful choices resting on political will. This paper examines the developments needed to engage with sustainable development in the field of political science through the following: the reform in political science programmes to cope with the need for sustainable development in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Political Science, College Programs
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Kanbar, Nancy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The population growth together with the unsustainable consumption pattern is putting increasing stress on the planet's natural resources. The increasing realisation that humans are harming the environment is taking the form of a global movement intended to change behaviour towards sustainability, now recognised as a framework that links humans to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Arabs, Business Administration Education
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El-Deghaidy, Heba – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
This study reports on Egyptian science teachers' experiences in collective action research projects with a focus on education for sustainable development (ESD). Science teachers were enrolled in a study course "Teaching Strategies" that had been revised with a focus on sustainability. The course was introduced in the spring semester of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Action Research, Science Teachers, Research Projects
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Kostoulas-Makrakis, Nelly; Makrakis, Vassilios – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
In this paper, we look at the University of Crete experience to integrate the concept of sustainable development across all its operations. Through a review of current sustainability practices of universities worldwide, this paper has identified a number of principles for developing a sustainable university. These principles are then used as a…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Belousa, Inga; Stakle, Alnis – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
Under the influence of processes of globalisation, higher education in the countries of Europe, including Latvia, has been reshaped, restructured, re-evaluated and reoriented towards the establishment of a European higher education area. New issues have emerged at both the content and metacontent level, the most significant of which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Media Literacy, Global Education