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Mickelsson, Martin; Danielsson, Anna – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
The aim of the article is to investigate, in the light of the emphasis laid on scaling by UNESCO (UNESCO, 2014a), how subjectification of those involved in educational innovations both enables and constricts scaling understood as a learning process. This is carried out through a case study of the Alforja Educativa, an educational project in…
Descriptors: Scaling, Environmental Education, Educational Innovation, International Organizations
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Fahey, Shireen; Verstraten, Luke; Berry, Ashton J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This article presents the results of an innovative education capacity assessment and delivery project to promote sustainable development in large ocean states in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Science education can help prepare the present and coming generations for stability in an uncertain future. Limited financial, geographical and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Risk, Capacity Building
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Inclusion of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curricula of universities, and in many forums, has been promoted for over a decade. Despite this apparent enthusiasm, there is little to show that ESD has been implemented in most universities. In Australia, surveys indicate an interest in ESD but it is rarely a part of the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Surveys
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Bull, Marijoan – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
Given the fundamental objective of ESD--perspective change--it is increasingly being aligned with the theoretical foundation of Mezirow's Transformative Learning. In 2008, Sipos et al. built upon this connection by proposing a matrix of learning objectives to assess ESD in formal settings. These objectives, grouped under the title of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Objectives
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Cincera, Jan – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
The article presents experience from a joint Czech-Kazakh project based on experiential education. The goal of the project was to develop trust and cooperation between various stakeholders to promote effective public participation in local sustainable development issues in Kazakhstan. The article describes the methodology of the programme and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Program Implementation, Trust (Psychology)
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Taylor, Jim; Neeser, Marie – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The Swedish International Training Programme in Education for Sustainable Development, which has been run annually for the past 10 years, is a five-phase program that supports participants to develop and implement a change project in their work places. It requires a team of students from an institution and provides extensive follow up. The course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Program Descriptions, Work Environment
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Tabucanon, Mario T.; Tanaka, Aurea Christine; Aipanjiguly, Sampreethi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2011
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the founding of ProSPER.Net--the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network--members convened on 5-9 July 2010 in Shanghai, China, at a meeting hosted by Tongji University, a founding member. ProSPER.Net is an alliance of 21 higher education institutions in the Asia-Pacific…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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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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Miranda, Edgar – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
In July 2008, the Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, began the implementation of the Global Citizenship Project, which is designed around the four guiding principles of the Earth Charter: respect and care for the community of life; ecological integrity; social and economic justice; and democracy, nonviolence and peace. The intent of…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Citizenship, Democracy, Ecology
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Glasser, Harold – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
Grand Rapids is the first United Nations University (UNU) Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on education for sustainable development (ESD) in the United States. It builds on the region's long history and deep foundation in research, planning and problem solving to build a sustainable future. This article explores the concept of RCEs as social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Sustainable Development, Futures (of Society), Models
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Mula, Ingrid; Tilbury, Daniella – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
The launch of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) (2005-2014) was accompanied by a series of high-profile events and celebratory activities across the globe, which raised awareness about the Decade's objectives. Now, as the DESD approaches its mid-term, many stakeholders are asking these questions: What will…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Program Descriptions, International Organizations, Educational History
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Otto, Eric; Wohlpart, A. James – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Ultimately, sustainability "must take root in the consciousness and cultures of society" to become an effective means of creating widespread change. Indeed, the participants at the 1997 UNESCO Conference on Environment and Society: Education and Public Awareness for Sustainability recognised "that radical social change must occur…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Service Learning, Social Change, Humanities
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Miller, Evonne; Buys, Laurie; Bell, Lorraine – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article documents the rationale and experience of a pilot Australian sustainability education programme, "Living Smart Homes" (LSH) based on a community-based social marketing model. Inspired by the Australian "Land for Wildlife" scheme, LSH is designed to engage homeowners with sustainable practices through face-to-face…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Marketing, Learning Modules
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article features the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Sustainable Development Programme, a two-week course designed for university students from a wide variety of disciplines, with an interest in sustainability and cross-cultural studies. The two-week programme provides cross-disciplinary understanding and practical experience of…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Sustainable Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Environmental Education
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Tabucanon, Mario T. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
The United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) has launched an initiative to build academic alliances among leading universities in the Asia-Pacific area to promote the sustainability paradigm in postgraduate education and research. The initiative, still in its formative stages, is called ProSPER.Net, which stands for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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