Educating for Sustainability in Primary SchoolsEducating for Sustainability in Primary Schools

Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage. (2005). Educating for a sustainable future: A national environmental education statement for Australian schools. Carlton South, VIC, Australia: Curriculum Corporation.

Author: Neil Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463000468


Page: 370

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Education for Sustainability is a key priority in today’s schools, as our society seeks to find a balance between environmental, social, cultural, political and economic imperatives that affect our future. As young children will become the next generation of adults, it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues, so that they can learn to make informed decisions and take positive action for a sustainable world. Teachers are ideally placed to educate for sustainability issues, and indeed have a responsibility to do so. However, they often lack support and experience in this area, and constraints of current curriculum priorities can inhibit Education for Sustainability being taught effectively in many classrooms. Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future addresses this problem by showing how Education for Sustainability can be developed within and across all areas of the primary curriculum in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. The book provides a range of educational approaches and examples of activities to support teachers in addressing national requirements for teaching the major primary curriculum learning areas, while simultaneously educating for sustainability. This integrative approach to primary education can promote knowledge of, positive attitudes towards and suitable action for sustainability in relevant, meaningful, enjoyable and creative ways. This book is a valuable resource for all primary teachers who wish to make a real difference to educating children for the future.

Educating for Sustainability in JapanEducating for Sustainability in Japan

in developing countries such as Vietnam, where funding for higher education sustainability programmes is limited, but in developed countries 'while they wait for program-wide, department-wide and institution-wide strategies [for ...

Author: Jane Singer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317504443


Page: 292

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Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches are holistic and interdisciplinary, values-driven, participatory, multi-method, locally relevant and emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving. This book explains how ESD approaches work in the Japanese context; their effects on different stakeholders; and their ultimate potential contribution to society in Japan. It considers ESD in both formal and informal education sectors, recognizing that even when classroom learning takes place it must be place-based and predicated on a specific community context. The book explores not only ‘Why ESD’, but why and how ESD in Japan has gained importance in the past decade and more recently in the wake of the triple disaster of March 2011. It considers how ESD can help Japan recover and adapt to disasters and take initiative in building more resilient and sustainable communities. This volume asks the questions: What are some examples of positive contributions by ESD to sustainability in Japan? What is the role of ESD in Japan in activating people to demand and work towards change? How can schools, universities and non-governmental organizations link with communities to strengthen civic awareness and community action? After an introduction that elucidates the roots and recent promotion of ESD in Japan, part one of this volume looks at the formal education sector in Japan, while part two examines community-based education and sustainability initiatives. The latter revisits the Tohoku region five years on from the events of March 2011, to explore recovery and revitalization efforts by schools, NGOs and residents. This is an invaluable book for postgraduate students, researchers, teachers and policy makers working on ESD.

Research in Early Childhood Education for SustainabilityResearch in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability

Japan has a long history of early childhood education which began in the nineteenth century. Environmental education was first introduced into government environmental policy during the 1980s and later, in 1989, into the national ...

Author: Julie Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317663607


Page: 354

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Sustainability is a global issue that urgently needs addressing, and for which the most serious consequences are for children and future generations. This insightful research text tackles one of the most significant contemporary issues of our times – the nexus between society and environment – and how early childhood education can contribute to sustainable living. By offering international and multidisciplinary research perspectives on Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, each chapter explores and investigates the complex topic of sustainability and its relationship to early childhood education. A particular emphasis that runs through this text is young children as empowered citizens, capable of both contributing to and creating change for sustainability. The chapter authors work from, or are aligned with, a transformative education paradigm that suggests the socio-constructivist frameworks currently underpinning Early Childhood Education require reframing in light of the social transformations necessary to address humanity’s unsustainable, unjust and unhealthy living patterns. This research text is designed to be provocative and challenging; in so doing it seeks to encourage exploration of current understandings about Early Childhood Education for Sustainability, offers new dimensions for more deeply informed practice, and proposes avenues for further research in this field.

Higher Education and SustainabilityHigher Education and Sustainability

Demonstrating Sustainable Development in Higher Education. Report. International Sustainable Campus Network. Davos-Kloster, 2016. 4–51. Educating for Sustainability. Report. International Sustainable Campus Network. 2017. 4–74.

Author: Ulisses Manuel de Miranda Azeiteiro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351368360


Page: 328

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The book provides descriptions of experiences from research and educational sustainability projects and the role HEIs can play together with contributions presenting a variety of initiatives showing how SDGs are being implemented. The book promotes the theoretical and practical understanding on this thematic and disseminates knowledge and international research and cooperation. Contributions cover the role of SDGs in advancing implementation of sustainable development, sustainability in higher education, the role of universities in sustainable development, new paths towards sustainable development and e-learning contributions. Features Focuses on theoretical and practical understanding on Sustainability, Higher Education and SDGs to disseminate knowledge and promote research and cooperation Includes lessons learned from sustainability research and educational challenges presenting case studies, technological developments, outputs of research and studies, best practices and examples of successful projects Discusses relevant and international perspectives on sustainability, higher education and SGDs Presents local and international contributions on a variety of initiatives showing how SDGs are being implemented

Challenges in Higher Education for SustainabilityChallenges in Higher Education for Sustainability

We feel therefore we learn: The relevance of affective and social neuroscience to education. Brain Mind and Education, 1(1), 3–10. Jones, P., Selby, D., & Stirling, S. (2010). Sustainability perspectives: Perspectives and practice ...

Author: J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319237053


Page: 318

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This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how sustainability in higher education is being pursued in different countries can be found in this book. Case studies include institutions from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Canada and USA.

Education for a Sustainable FutureEducation for a Sustainable Future

This book illustrates how sustainability, information technologies, and envisioning the future can be effectively woven into an integrated educational experience.

Author: Keith A. Wheeler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0306464209


Page: 280

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This book illustrates how sustainability, information technologies, and envisioning the future can be effectively woven into an integrated educational experience. By understanding what it takes to build a sustainable community, students will develop the skills needed to engage successfully in a sustainable society. Using the real world as their classroom, they will participate in gathering and analyzing data, clarifying values, listening, speaking, thinking creatively, and making decisions about their community.

Education for Sustainability in TourismEducation for Sustainability in Tourism

Pedagogically, the term was critiqued because of the preposition “for”, which is seen to promote a narrow and instrumental view of education. More holistic views of sustainability education embrace a contemporary pedagogy of reflexivity ...

Author: Gianna Moscardo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662474709


Page: 290

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Sustainability is a dominant theme in tourism practice. Increasingly, research and education of tourism stakeholders is also necessary in improving sustainable tourism practice. This book pays systematic attention to education for sustainability in tourism, and is thus a valuable resource for sustainable tourism educators and scholars. The book is divided into four parts. Part I provides a reference for educators seeking to understand core knowledge areas, ethics, corporate social responsibility and governance. Part II examines issues and processes relevant to understanding tourism and sustainability in the formal educational sector, including universities, vocational training and school settings. Part III explores learning and sustainable tourism in non-institutional settings, including destination communities, coaching and mentoring and visitor learning. The final part provides a collection of cases to illustrate the use of different pedagogies and assessment approaches in education for sustainability in tourism. The book will be accompanied by instructor resources to assist educators teaching in the field.

Education for Sustainability through InternationalisationEducation for Sustainability through Internationalisation

A document for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 26 August–4 September 2002. Retrieved from 001271/127162e.pdf. UNESCO. (2002d). Education and Human Development.

Author: Neera Handa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137502971


Page: 245

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This book suggests how the internationalisation of teaching and learning for sustainability can be a vehicle for a two-way flow of knowledge across national, cultural and theoretical boundaries. Establishing links between the internationalisation of education and the ideal of global sustainability, the author presents innovative alternative solutions to address the pressing social, environmental and ethical problems of our age, a global priority demanding an educational response. By engaging with the Hindi concept of tri-vid, the three-in-one unification of knowledge, the author reassesses the very nature of knowledge through the intellectual agency of both students and educators. Once opportunities for alternatives not available in dominant Western knowledge traditions are recognised, the development of an innovative alternative perspective becomes possible. This pioneering book will be of interest to students and scholars of international education, sustainability education and globalisation.


The working paper, entitled “Educating for a Sustainable Future: A Transdisciplinary Vision for Concerted Action,” sees education as vital in the shaping and developing of individual and institutional attitudes that are conducive and ...

Author: Robert V. Farrell

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848261242


Page: 518

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Education for Sustainability is a component of Encyclopedia of Human Resources Policy, Development and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Education for Sustainability provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance connection between education and more sustainable futures and embraces a reality that all need to know. It demands a much broader interpretation of education--a holistic perspective that accommodates new and challenging ideas. Such education is imperative in creating the knowledge, wisdom and vision needed for the transition to a more sustainable world. In helping to design this sustainable future, education for sustainability implements a vital systemic perspective that will allow for a complex interdependence of all life forms and Earth. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.