Some conceptual issues in education for sustainable development

Robottom, Ian 2007, Some conceptual issues in education for sustainable development, in Drivers and barriers for implementing learning for sustainable development in pre-school through upper secondary and teacher education, UNESCO, Paris, France, pp.25-30.

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Title Some conceptual issues in education for sustainable development
Author(s) Robottom, Ian
Title of book Drivers and barriers for implementing learning for sustainable development in pre-school through upper secondary and teacher education
Editor(s) Björneloo, Inger
Nyberg, Eva
Publication date 2007
Series Education for sustainable development in action ; Technical Paper No. 4
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 19
Start page 25
End page 30
Total pages 6
Publisher UNESCO
Place of Publication Paris, France
Summary
There is a strong international, national and regional mandate for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the United Nations has gazetted a 'decade of education for sustainability; sustainability is Australia's top research priority area; and there is increasing local concern about specific sustainability issues like the effect of the sea change movement on Australia's coastal communities. In this paper I will consider two contemporary conceptual issues in ESD: the contested nature of the field itself; and the relationship between traditional discipline-based educational structures and ESD. In addition to these conceptual issues, I will draw on a recent practical example of fl sustainability project in raising some questions concerning the distinguishing characteristics of sustainability issues that perhaps ought to be addressed in ESD.
Notes Göteborg Workshop
27 - 29 March 2006
Language eng
Field of Research 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
Copyright notice ©2007, UNESCO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30010987

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