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Schank, Christoph; Rieckmann, Marco – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
In this article, the concept of education for sustainable development is substantiated and expanded upon from a socio-economic perspective. Incorporating the concept of the economic citizen, we present the liberal republican civic ethos, moral judgement, decision-making capabilities and key competencies relevant for sustainability together with an…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Socioeconomic Influences, Moral Values, Decision Making
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Kolenick, Paul – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
As a central part of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) from 2005 to 2014 Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) serve as agents of education for sustainable development through multi-stakeholder networks with an interest in the advancement of sustainable societies. In this article, the question is raised about…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Expertise, Postsecondary Education
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Franck, Olof – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The aim of this article is to highlight the role of religiously motivated ethics within the field of sustainability didactics. The article starts with critical reflections on the idea that religion, by proposing claims for knowledge of absolute authorities such as "divine beings or supernatural dimensions", offers capacity for uniting…
Descriptors: Ethics, Sustainability, Role, Religious Factors
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Noguchi, Fumiko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) aimed to take a socially critical and transformative approach to ESD through all forms of education. Unfortunately, it mainly focused on formal education and overlooked the informal education that is embedded in the community development process of tackling unsustainable problems…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Community Development, Sustainable Development, Rhetorical Criticism
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Graham, Peter; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Developmental social psychologist Albert Bandura's 1961 Bobo doll experiments provide interesting insights for the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) today. This article discusses some of the implications Bandura's model of learned aggression has for modelling learned unsustainability. These lessons are not limited to educational…
Descriptors: Toys, Models, Sustainability, Educational Research
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O'Brien, Catherine; Howard, Patrick – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Education, as it was initially organized in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was designed to meet very different challenges than those we face today. There have been many efforts to shift education to address new contexts that result from societal transformation. There have also been international initiatives in response to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Educational Change, Well Being
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Laessøe, Jeppe; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Climate change education (CCE) is a new phenomenon which is gaining increasing significance in the work of international organizations and international non-governmental organizations. Based primarily on a cross-national desk study of national policy documents relevant to CCE in 17 countries, which was commissioned by UNESCO to gain a robust…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Climate
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Hofman, Maria – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This is a theoretical article to open the discussion of what an education for sustainable development is supposed to achieve and how teachers can help students to develop skills that might be needed in order to support a sustainable future. The focus in the article will be on education. As it is an article aiming to open this kind of discussion…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Skill Development
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Trajber, Rachel; Mochizuki, Yoko – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
This article maps and explains Brazil's policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Han, Qingqing – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Recognizing the significance of education in promoting sustainable development (SD), China has developed a number of policies and initiatives relating to education for sustainable development (ESD) and climate change education (CCE). The article first reviews China's national policies and initiatives with regard to SD, climate change, education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Quality
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Sung, Junghee – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has officially declared its national vision of green growth, and actively develops and implements policies related to education for sustainable development (ESD), green growth education (GGE) and climate change education (CCE). Over the Decade of ESD, the ROK experienced three administrations which have taken different…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
Sterling, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This article is based upon a longer concept paper commissioned by UNESCO in preparation for the World Conference on ESD, and entitled "Winning the Future We Want--the pivotal role of education and learning". Neither this article nor the original paper necessarily represents UNESCO'S views. The brief for this paper was to make a…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Role of Education, Social Change
Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
As the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ends, there will be celebrations and the inevitable reporting on activities and outcomes. Countless meetings, events, and sessions have occurred around the world. This opinion piece acknowledges three significant events or outcomes that are shaping the future of ESD within formal education…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Sustainability, Educational Change
De Andrade, Daniel Fonseca; Sorrentino, Marcos – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
Colonizing processes take many forms. Although they are generally related to the use of force, they may also happen through subtler means such as education, and subconsciously, whenever educational proposals are designed to suit a wide variety of contexts. This essay suggests that environmental pedagogies should be based on a dialogical mindset…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interpersonal Communication, Land Settlement
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Kopnina, Helen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
The Convention on Biodiversity has developed the concept of "ecosystem services" and "natural resources" in order to describe ways in which humans benefit from healthy ecosystems. Biodiversity, conceived through the economic approach, was recognized to be of great social and economic value to both present and future…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Sustainability, Discourse Analysis, Sustainable Development
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