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Teacher Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

  • Liverpool Hope University

This book examines how educators internationally can better understand the role of education as a public good designed to nurture peace, tolerance, sustainable livelihoods and human fulfillment.

Bringing together empirical ...

  • Posted July 19, 2019
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Environmental Education Minor

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Students who want to develop skills in environmental and outdoor education for students from kindergarten through grade 12, will be interested in this program. Students of this program can study ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Education for Sustainability in Education: A Focus on Pedagogical Approaches for Effective Teaching and Learning

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Teaching and learning for sustainable development have become an important area of educational endeavour that educators are responsible for. Given the need to educate citizens about sustainable ways of living ...


Devising a Competence-Based Training Program for Educators of Sustainable Development: Lessons Learned

  • University of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze - UniFI (Italy)
  • Tallinn University
  • Frederick University

Over recent decades, education policy has been preoccupied with economic growth while paying insufficient heed to global sustainability challenges. International initiatives to promote education for sustainable development (ESD) have been ...


Training Secondary Education Teachers through the Prism of Sustainability: The Case of the Universitat de València

  • Universitat de València

Designing the training of future teachers through holistic and interdisciplinary visions is vital to developing coherent contents, epistemologies, and methodologies that put Education for Sustainability into action. The research presented ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Changes in Pre-Service Teachers’ Values, Sense of Agency, Motivation and Consumption Practices: A Case Study of an Education for Sustainability Course

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Teacher education has a critical role to play as people around the world strive to reach the Sustainable Development goals. Education for sustainability (EfS) aims to motivate and prepare educators ...

  • Posted March 1, 2019
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Teaching the health impacts of climate change in many American higher education programs

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Climate change is the greatest threat to global health today and it challenges professionals in many disciplines. Most American university programs lack courses covering the rising deaths and illnesses from ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Holistic Approaches to Develop Sustainability and Research Competencies in Pre-Service Teacher Training

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect, both UNESCO and other international organisations recommend empowering youth to implement the SDGs in universities. Getting started with the SDGs at ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Educating science teachers for sustainability: questions, contradictions and possibilities for rethinking learning and pedagogy

  • Université du Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • Universite de Montreal (QC)

In this review, we explore what educating science teachers for sustainability implies according to the 23 book chapters and many sampled teacher education and science methods courses in the edited ...

  • Posted Nov. 29, 2018
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Student teachers’ perceptions about the social pillar of urban sustainability: Attached importance and believed effectiveness of education

  • University of Western Macedonia

This study aims to detect preschool and primary school student–teachers’ (STs) views about the social pillar of urban sustainability and particularly about the importance they attach to various social ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 2018
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Teach Environmental Sustainability via Children's Literature

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

We propose to share methods of integration into curriculum and resources for teacher-educators to reach their students, starting with elementary students and continuing on up the grades, K-12. Because children ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Go Green or Get Gone: Teachers College as a Case Study

  • Teachers College, Columbia University (NY)

What is the role of graduate schools of education in the face of local and global environmental challenges? This session explores this question by presenting the development process and implementation ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Drama in higher education for sustainability: work-based learning through fiction?

  • Stockholm University

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to highlight the use of drama in the context of professional learning for sustainability, and specifically, a drama workshop on sustainability for in-service ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2018
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Sustainability, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Education of Future Teachers

  • Central Washington University (WA)
  • Columbia University (NY)

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize how human activities affect the Earth and how Earth processes impact humans, placing the concept of sustainability within the Earth and Space Sciences ...


Sustainability competencies in teacher education: Making teacher education count in everyday school practice

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

The need for sustainable development and societal transformation is gaining more and more relevance. Social learning processes will be needed to contribute to real change which is why the 2030 ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Integrating Geoscience and Sustainability: Examining Socio-Techno-Ecological Relationships Within Content Designed to Prepare Teachers

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Coupling the study of sustainability with geoscience may enable students to explore science in a more sophisticated way by examining the social–technological–ecological relationships that exist between human–nonhuman ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Inquiry into sustainability issues by preservice teachers: A pedagogy to enhance sustainability consciousness

  • Lahore College for Women University

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is transformative education aiming at developing participants’ understanding of sustainability issues and transforming their attitudes and behaviours regarding environment, society and economy. Sustainability consciousness, an ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Preparing Sustainability-Literate Teachers

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Background/Context: This article explores sustainability as an emerging paradigm for preservice preparation of teachers. Sustainability education, which is rooted in Deweyan ideas about the fundamental social purposes of schooling ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Essential Elements of Sustainability in Teacher Education

  • Madonna University (MI)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

This article focuses on defining the proficiencies new teachers need in order to be able to lead in educating for sustainability (EfS). Educating for sustainability involves teaching and learning collective ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2018
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Towards a Theory-Based Framework for Assessing the Mainstreaming of Education for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Teacher Education Institutions in Botswana

This article presents the development of a theory-based framework for exploring the ways in which different teacher education institutions in Botswana have worked towards the infusion of education for sustainable ...

  • Posted Dec. 22, 2017
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"Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get At It!" Climate Change Education in Teacher Education

  • Lakehead University (ON)

We present findings from research on a nine-week elective course, Climate Change Pedagogy, taught for the first time in the Bachelor of Education program at Lakehead University in Winter 2014 ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2017
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Sustainability: Formative Assessments Across the Curriculum

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Formative Assessments are the cog in the wheel of the educational assessment cycle. These assessments drive daily instruction, before, during and after instruction, informing the teacher of student understanding and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Mindful Praxis of Education for Sustainable Development

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

This longitudinal inquiry involving 250 teacher candidates per year for five years, explores methods that motivate teacher candidates to create and integrate mindful sustainability curriculum in practice. Elementary and secondary ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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High Performance Education Fails in Sustainability? - A Reflection on Finnish Primary Teacher Education

  • Åbo Akademi University (Varsinais-Suomi)
  • University of Helsinki

Sustainability is internationally often emphasized as an essential aim of higher education, but more as a principle than on the practical level. This is also obvious in the academic education ...


Strategies Toward the Inclusion of Environmental Education in Educator Preparation Programs: Results from a National Survey

  • Trinity University (TX)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)

A national study was conducted to investigate the inclusion of environmental education (EE) into educator preparation programs across the United States. Responses from teacher educators in institutions of higher education ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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In what ways are teacher candidates being prepared to teach about the environment? A case study from Wisconsin

There is an urgent need for primary and secondary students to develop awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and an environmental ethic necessary to undertake environmental issues and problems. The need to adequately ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Approaches to embedding sustainability in teacher education: A synthesis of the literature

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • James Cook University (Queensland)

This study investigated how teacher education academics embed sustainability education in learning and teaching, using a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles. A taxonomy of four distinctive approaches was ...

  • Posted April 24, 2017
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Educational Sustainability

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Sustainability program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ensures students will develop knowledge and skills in relation to education about sustainability and ...

  • Posted April 3, 2017
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“I’m Just Going to Buy That!”: Confronting Consumerism in Teacher Education

  • Nipissing University (ON)

As educators at a faculty of education, the authors found that teacher candidates (TCs) invariably purchased new materials whenever they had an assignment requiring some form of construction activity. They ...


Education for sustainable development in Vietnam: lessons learned from teacher education

  • Kyoto University

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify challenges in education for sustainable development (ESD) implementation in teacher education institutions (TEIs) in Vietnam and propose some appropriate solutions to ...


Teacher preparation for Education for Sustainable Development: A participatory video research in Canada

  • McGill University (QC)

This presentation will discuss a study that examines prospective teachers' understanding of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and competencies in relation to teaching sustainability concepts in K-12 settings in Quebec ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A collaborative programme in sustainability and social responsibility

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The purpose of this paper is to collect methodological strategies used in the training of future teachers to develop competences in sustainability and social responsibility (SSR). The proposal in ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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A comparative review of policy and practice for education for sustainable development/education for global citizenship (ESD/GC) in teacher education across the four nations of the UK

The early 21st century has seen a period of extreme turbulence in education at all levels in the UK. Although education policy was administrated on a territorial basis before 1999 ...

  • Posted July 21, 2016
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Pre-Service Teachers and Climate Change: A Stalemate?

  • James Cook University (Queensland)

Findings from the second phase of a study of pre-service teachers’ attitudes to environmental education and knowledge of climate change are reported in this paper. A sample of 87 pre-service ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Starting the pluralistic tradition of teaching? Effects of education for sustainable development (ESD) on pre-service teachers’ views on teaching about sustainable development

There is currently a well-established belief among politicians, scholars and university representatives that educational systems can produce positive attitudes towards sustainable development (SD) among citizens. This article investigates whether Education ...


Understanding the connections between double bind thinking and the ecological crises: implications for educational reform

This paper examines several reasons most professors of education are unable to recognise that the ecological crises require more than technologies that have a smaller ecological footprint. First, there is ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Educating for sustainability: environmental pledges as part of tertiary pedagogical practice in science teacher education

Educating for sustainability has been a key principle underpinning the primary/middle undergraduate teacher education programme at an Australian University for the past decade. Educating for sustainability seeks to provide ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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