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Education for Sustainable Development

Papers in Honour of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), 1st Edition

Edited by Brian Chalkley, Martin Haigh, David Higgitt

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In 2005, The United Nations launched its Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, which recognises that education, including Higher Education is the key to the change in social attitudes that will be needed to protect the welfare of future generations. This involves helping learners to live as though the future matters and to achieve ecoliteracy. This includes the understanding that personal lifestyle decisions may have consequences, ranging from climate change, through loss of biodiversity, to pollution and resource depletion that may permit environmental degradation on a planetary scale. It also involves helping them to develop the skills needed to cope with such challenges. This international collection of research papers and position statements from special issues of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and Applied Environmental Education and Communication, written by many of the leading practitioners in the field, aims to provide resources and practical guidance for all seeking to promote and engage in education for a sustainable future. Rabindranath Tagore encouraged each learner to make their actions demonstrate a harmonious union between education and environment. David Orr argued that the world needs people who live well in their places to make the world both habitable and humane and that the main challenge for education is to help learners make their minds fit for life on Earth. This book tries to chart a practical route towards these objectives.

This book was previously published as special issues of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and Applied Environmental Education and Communication

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Approaching the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Prospects and Challenges David Higgitt

SECTION 1

1.1 Educating Earth-literate leaders Stephen Martin and Rolf Jucker

1.2 Greening the University Curriculum: Appraising an International Movement Martin Haigh

1.3 Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in Russia N.S. Kasimov, S.M. Malkhazova and E.P. Romanova

1.4 An Environmental Education Concept for Galtur, Austria Angela Michiko Hama, Michael Seitz, Anja Sansone and Johann Stotter

1.5 Sustainability, Systems Thinking and Professional Practice Stephen Martin, James Brannigan and Annie Hall

1.6 Environmental Research and Education in US Geography Robert S. Bednarz

1.7 Finding Space for Education for Sustainable Development in the Enterprise Economy David Higgitt

1.8 Cultural Assumptions against Sustainability: An International Survey Barbara Gambini

1.9 A Due Diligence Report on New Zealand's Educational Contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development David Chapman, Mary Flaws and Richard Le Heron

1.10 Sustainable Development within UK Higher Education: Revealing Tendencies and Tensions William Scott and Stephen Gough

1.11 A Centre of Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development Alan Dyer, David Selby and Brian Chalkley

1.12 Sustainability Education in Scotland: The Impact of National and International Initiatives on Teacher Education and Outdoor Education Peter Higgins and Gordon Kirk

1.13 Promoting Environmental Education for Sustainable Development: The Value of Links between Higher Education and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Martin J. Haigh

1.14 The Firm and Shaky Ground of Education for Sustainable Development David Selby

SECTION 2

2.1 The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014): Learning to Live Together Sustainably Bernard P.Y. Combes

2.2 EE and ESD: Two Paradigms, One Crucial Goal Rosalyn McKeown and Chuck Hopkins

2.3 Some Systems Thinking Concepts for Environmental Educators during the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Jaimie P. Cloud

2.4 Challenging a "Closing Circle": Alternative Research Agendas for the ESD Decade Lucie Sauve and Tom Berryman

2.5 Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship-The UK Perspective Douglas Bourn

2.6 Curriculum for the Bioregion: Learning to Live Sustainably in Our "Life Places" Jean MacGregor

2.7 The Ahmedabad Declaration Mary Paden

2.8 Argentina and Education for Sustainable Development Marta Andelman

2.9 The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: A Perspective from Australia Josephine R. Lang

2.10 Is It Possible to Benefit from the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development? Ziole Zanotto Malhadas

2.11 The Meaning of the DESD for Us in Japan: Three Years After Proposing it to the World Sachi Ninomiya-Lim

2.12 The Eastern Africa Environmental Network and the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development George Malakwen

2.13 Sustainable Development by Instinct, Challenges,and Opportunities in the Decade Gary Lim and Khaeril Zach Abdullah

2.14 The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities in Mexico Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudino

2.15 Education for Sustainable Development in New Zealand Barry Law

2.16 Embarking on the Decade for Sustainable Development: A Swaziland View Irma Allen

PROSPECTIVE

Emerging Opportunities in Education for Sustainable Development Brian Chalkley

About the Editors

Brian Chalkley is Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Martin Haigh and David Higgitt are Co-Editors of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and Professors at Oxford Brookes University, UK and the National University of Singapore, respectively.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS028000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Foreign Exchange
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General