1st Edition

Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: a critical review

Edited By Stephen Gough, William Scott Copyright 2004
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents seminal readings from existing literature alongside specially commissioned, critical vignettes from leading thinkers with interests in sustainable development and learning. The book sets out to inform readers about the many perspectives that exist, and to challenge assumptions they may have about both sustainable development and learning.

    Through the readings and vignettes, the book raises wide-ranging issues of how we choose to act. Following the format of its companion volume, Sustainable Development and Learning: framing the issues, the book builds on existing work across a number of fields as well as on original international research.

    Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: a critical review is a major resource for anyone studying for masters degrees focusing on environment and sustainable development. It is also a valuable tool for professionals in both public and private sector who are dealing with these issues daily.

    Bill and Steve's book for Routledge, Sustainable Development and Learning: framing the issues is one of the academic sources cited by the United Nations in its draft international implementation scheme for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (which was launched by Kofi Annan last month).

    Introduction 1 Framing the issues: complexity, uncertainty, risk and necessity 2 The policy context 3 Language and meaning 4 Lifelong learning: making the linkages 5 Humans and nature: tensions and interdependence 6 Theory and practice: ideology and philosophy 7 Management of learning: issues in curriculum design 8 Curriculum and pedagogy 9 Measuring learning: aspects of assessment 10 Measuring effectiveness: monitoring and evaluation 11 Building capacity: developing agency 12 Economic behaviour: value and values 13 Globalization and fragmentation: science and self 14 What happens next?


    Stephen Gough, William Scott

    'With the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development about to be launched in 2005 and with few signs that our global environment is improving it is time for present and future educators to review their own thinking and practice. This book will help them do that for its comprehensiveness, good sense, clear arguments and undoubted commitment fills a gap. Let's hope it finds its way onto many indicative reading lists.' - John Blewitt, University of Exeter (escalate website)