SCHOOLING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE CONCEPTS POLICIES AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES AT THE END OF THE UN DECADE OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Schooling For Sustainable Development In Europe

Author : Rolf Jucker
ISBN : 9783319095493
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programs in schools across Europe. It describes and analyzes how individual countries and the region as a whole have established teaching and learning methods to help students develop the competencies needed to be part of a sustainable society. Featuring chapters written by experts throughout Europe, the book first provides a general overview of ESD in various contexts, including the state-of-the-art of ESD theory and conceptual development; political and social analysis; the various concepts of ESD competencies; and teacher training. Next, the book details how ESD has been implemented in different European countries and regions, including: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Catalonia, Hungary, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Flanders, France, Cyprus, UK and the Netherlands. In recognition of education as a motor of change, the United Nations General Assembly declared a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), calling for the integration of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. Inside this book, readers will find details on what has been done, as well as assessments of what more could be done, across Europe. It will help readers gain valuable insights into how to help students develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to shape a sustainable future.
Category: Social Science

Sustainable Development Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781522538189
Genre : Science
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To maintain a healthy ecosystem for contemporary society, and for future generations, policies must be implemented to protect the environment. This can be achieved by consistent evaluation of new initiatives and strategies. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive source of scholarly information on the latest research for sustainability concerns across a multidisciplinary perspective. Highlighting a broad range of innovative topics such as renewable energy, urban development, and green technologies, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, professionals, students, and practitioners interested in the preservation of the environment.
Category: Science

Bildung F R Nachhaltige Entwicklung In Schulen Verankern

Author : Diana Grundmann
ISBN : 9783658169138
Genre : Education
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Diana Grundmann zeigt in der vorliegenden Interviewstudie mit Lehrkräften und Schulleitungen auf, wie Schulentwicklung im Sinne einer Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) zukunftsfähig gestaltet werden kann. Die systematische Verankerung der BNE in Schulen erfordert gezielte Maßnahmen der Unterrichts-, Organisations- und Personalentwicklung. Daher werden Handlungsfelder einer an Nachhaltigkeit orientierten Schulentwicklung systematisch beschrieben, Herausforderungen bei der Umsetzung dargestellt sowie Strategien zur erfolgreichen Verankerung der BNE vorgeschlagen. Zahlreiche Praxisbeispiele liefern wertvolle Anregungen für diejenigen, die nachhaltige Entwicklung in Schulen stärken möchten.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Research On Applied Learning Theory And Design In Modern Education

Author : Railean, Elena
ISBN : 9781466696358
Genre : Education
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The field of education is in constant flux as new theories and practices emerge to engage students and improve the learning experience. Research advances help to make these improvements happen and are essential to the continued improvement of education. The Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education provides international perspectives from education professors and researchers, cyberneticists, psychologists, and instructional designers on the processes and mechanisms of the global learning environment. Highlighting a compendium of trends, strategies, methodologies, technologies, and models of applied learning theory and design, this publication is well-suited to meet the research and practical needs of academics, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as well as curriculum and instructional design professionals.
Category: Education

Educating Science Teachers For Sustainability

Author : Susan K. Stratton
ISBN : 9783319164113
Genre : Science
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This volume contains a unique compilation of research and reflections representing multiple vantage points stemming from different parts of the world that can help science educators and teacher educators in finding ways to meaningfully and purposefully embed sustainability into teaching and learning. It is a rich resource for exploring and contextualizing sustainability-oriented science education. At this time we find ourselves in a situation in which the earth’s ecological system is under significant strain as a result of human activity. In the developed world people are asking “How can we maintain our current standard of living?” while those in the developing world are asking “How can we increase the quality of our lives?” all while trying to do what is necessary to mitigate the environmental problems. This volume responds to these questions with a focus on educating for sustainability, including historical and philosophical analyses, and pedagogical and practical applications in the context of science teacher preparation. Included are many examples of ways to educate science teachers for sustainability from authors across the globe. This text argues that issues of sustainability are increasingly important to our natural world, built world, national and international economics and of course the political world. The ideas presented in the book provide examples for original, effective and necessary changes for envisioning educating science teachers for sustainability that will inform policy makers.
Category: Science

Sustainability Indicators

Author : Tomáš Hák
ISBN : 1597261319
Genre : Business & Economics
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While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators defines the present state of the art in indicator development. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the science behind various indicators, while placing special emphasis on their use as communications tools. The contributors draw on their experience as academics and practitioners to describe the conceptual challenges to measuring something as complex as sustainability at local, regional, national, and global scales. The book also reviews existing indicators to assess how they could be better employed, considering which indicators are overused and which have been underutilized. Sustainability Indicators will help planners and policy makers find indicators that are ready for application and relevant to their needs, and will help researchers identify the unresolved issues where progress is most urgently needed. All readers will find advice as to the most effective ways to use indicators to support decision making.
Category: Business & Economics

Mut Zur Nachhaltigkeit

Author : Klaus Wiegandt
ISBN : 9783104901398
Genre : Political Science
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Klaus Wiegandt gibt den Band ›Mut zur Nachhaltigkeit. 12 Wege in die Zukunft‹ heraus und versammelt darin die Top-Wissenschaftler aller für die Frage nach einem nachhaltigen Leben relevanten Disziplinen. Denn ein Leben im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit zu führen ist mit die größte Herrausforderung und Notwendigkeit unserer Zeit. Dabei sind verschiedene Funktionen der Erde und Aktivitäten der Menschen sowie deren Wechselwirkungen untereinander zu berücksichtigen. Indem die hier versammelten Wissenschaftler den jeweils aktuellsten Forschungsstand wiedergeben, wird ein wahrhaft umfassender Überblick zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit vermittelt. Das wiederum bietet uns allen die Grundlagen dafür, die Zukunft verantwortungsvoll gestalten zu können. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von dem Klimaforscher Mojib Latif, dem Evolutionsbiologen Josef H. Reichholf, dem Politologen Harald Müller und dem Ozeanologen Stefan Rahmstorf.
Category: Political Science

Die Unterste Milliarde

Author : Paul Collier
ISBN : 9783641204945
Genre : Social Science
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Der vielfach preisgekrönte Longseller jetzt in einer neuen Ausgabe Die unterste Milliarde – das sind die ärmsten Menschen der Erde, die am weltweit steigenden Wirtschaftswachstum keinen Anteil haben. Ihre Lebenserwartung ist auf fünfzig Jahre gesunken, jedes siebte Kind stirbt vor dem fünften Lebensjahr. Seit Jahrzehnten befinden sich die Ökonomien dieser Länder im freien Fall – ohne Aussicht auf Besserung. In seinem vielfach preisgekrönten Bestseller erklärt Paul Collier, wie es zu dieser krassen Armut gekommen ist und was man gegen sie tun kann.
Category: Social Science