1st Edition

Educating for Sustainability
Principles and Practices for Teachers





ISBN 9780415720342
Published August 20, 2015 by Routledge
218 Pages

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Book Description

Educating for Sustainability presents fundamental principles, theoretical foundations, and practical suggestions for integrating education for sustainability into existing schoolwide systems and programs, organized in three sections: Principles of Education for Sustainability; Fostering a Sustainability Worldview; Learning and Thinking for Sustainability.

Designed for teachers and teachers-to-be at all grade levels and across the content areas, the focus is on professional practices and pedagogical approaches rather than specific topics often associated with sustainability. Each chapter includes a number of supports to help readers monitor and improve their own professional practice and to deepen their own sustainability wordview, including textboxes in most chapters that provide more detailed or specialized information and a range of application exercises. All chapters include several "Consider This" activities and an "Extend Your Professional Knowledge" feature. Directly grounded in K-12 classroom practice, this book presents useful and realistic information for teachers looking to reorient their work toward sustainability and help their students develop new thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

SECTION I: PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CHAPTER 2: THE FUTURE READY OR NOT

CHAPTER 3: EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CHAPTER 4 DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABILITY WORLDVIEW

SECTION II: FOSTERING A SUSTAINABILITY WORLDVIEW

CHAPTER 5: TEACHING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CHAPTER 6: LEARNING THAT SUPPORTS A SUSTAINABILITY WORLDVIEW

CHAPTER 7 POWERFUL PEDAGOGIES

SECTION III: LEARNING AND THINKING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CHAPTER 8: CRITICAL THINKING AND DECISION MAKING

CHAPTER 9: SYSTEMS THINKING

CHAPTER 10: HAPPINESS AND WELLBEING

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Author(s)

Biography

Victor Nolet is Professor of Secondary Education at Western Washington University, US