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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
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
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; O'Donoghue, Rob; Wilmot, Di – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article deliberates the possibilities for Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) to become "experiments" in social learning. The purpose of the article is to advance the broader research agenda of RCEs through reflection on the empirical research agenda of one RCE, Makana RCE in South Africa. As such it opens questions on how we might…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Change, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Vare, Paul; Scott, William – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Whether we view sustainable development as our greatest challenge or a subversive litany, every phase of education is now being urged to declare its support for education for sustainable development (ESD). In this paper, we explore the ideas behind ESD and, building on work by Foster and by Scott and Gough, we argue that it is necessary now to…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Schematic Studies, Educational Principles, Attitude Change