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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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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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Kuzich, Sonja; Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Schools willing to implement education for sustainability (EfS) commonly find themselves confronted with curricula, school grounds and buildings and teaching practices that do not lend themselves easily to best practice EfS. In this article, we present what we learned about some of the challenges confronted daily by the staff of a purpose-built…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Best Practices, Primary Education
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McClam, Sherie; Diefenbacher, Lori – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
The metaphor of talking "over the fence" underscores the neutrality of tools. Shovels and hoes do the job, but the gardener creates the transformation of earth to food. Each garden requires a unique approach. Such are the tools of education for sustainable development (ESD). Pre-packaged textbooks and toolkits provide definitions and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Communities of Practice, Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories
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
Taylor, Jim – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
This paper explores how ESD activities may be viewed on a continuum from "causal" approaches, seeking to cause change in others, to "enabling" orientations where efforts are made to enable people to implement the principles of ESD and respond to the environmental challenges they face from their own context. An enabling…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Sustainable Development
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Qian, Wei – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
Higher education institutions have been encouraged to prepare their graduates to be socially and environmentally responsible professionals. However, previous studies have found a slow uptake of education for sustainable development (ESD) in university curricula, particularly in non-environmental disciplines. This paper investigates the process of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Accounting
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Tilbury, Daniella – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The sustainable development arguments we practiced in 1992 are now well rehearsed and as poignant as they were 20 years ago. Evidence compiled in the lead up to the forthcoming Rio Summit suggests that as a global community we have not learned to change. The question then becomes: what, if anything, have we learnt from this experience?
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Conservation (Environment)
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Mader, Clemens – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
This article highlights the role of sustainability appraisal for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Traditional HEI appraisal systems lack a way to assess the integration of sustainability principles reflecting societal needs with the consequences of research, education and management of HEIs. Two appraisal systems are discussed. The Austrian…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Awards
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McKeown, Rosalyn – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Over the past 20 years education for sustainable development (ESD) has become part of the discourse in teacher education and the teaching community has a better grasp of ESD's action-oriented and participatory pedagogies. The International Network of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) associated with the UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development
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Fuchs, Willi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Modern societies aim to solve the global challenges of the 21st century with sustainable solutions such as resource efficiency, use of renewable energy sources and recycling. Engineers are called upon to create the cutting edge technological solutions that can help to address these challenges. In developed as well as in developing countries,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Energy Conservation, Energy, Engineering
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Qiaoling, Wang – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
This article describes how education for sustainable development (ESD) has been integrated into education in China over the past decade through the efforts of the secretariat of a national steering committee working with UNESCO in conjunction with the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. ESD is now part of a new national education…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods
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Wals, Arjen E. J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
In this article, the author talks about a student-initiated Initiative for Transformative Sustainability Education (ITSE) at Wageningen University in The Netherlands which has led to the development of an undergraduate minor called Sustainability-in-Action consisting of four interlinked courses. When formally approved, the minor will be offered…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Environmental Education, Forestry, Foreign Countries
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Sterling, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The importance of recognising the mismatch between a shared perception of separateness in Western thinking and the systemic and inevitably participative nature of the world is outlined. The article then traces the development of forms of "education for change" that seek to address sustainability issues that stem from dissociation, and notes that…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Sustainability
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Gadotti, Moacir – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article reflects on the potentialities of education practices guided by the idea of sustainability and how they can contribute to the reformulation of the contents and methods of learning and to the quality of education. Sustainability entails the transformation of all aspects of school life, from preschool to the university. The article also…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Sustainability
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