Sustainable Development Teaching: Ethical and Political Challenges

Author:   Katrien Van Poeck ,  Leif OEstman ,  Johan OEhman
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
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9780815357537


Pages:   246
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The aim of this book is to support and inspire teachers to contribute to much-needed processes of sustainable development and to develop teaching practices and professional identities that allow them to cope with the specificity of sustainability issues and, in particular, with the teaching challenges related to the ethical and political dimension of environmental and sustainability education. Bringing together recent scholarship on the topic, this book translates state-of-the-art academic research into teaching models, methods and tools. Starting with an outline of the challenge of sustainability, it offers insights and models for understanding the interesting yet ambiguous concept of `sustainable development' and the complex process of transforming society in a more sustainable direction (Part I). It then goes on to provide a guide to preparing courses and lessons as well as tools for reflection about teaching practices and the multiplicity of approaches to addressing ethical and political challenges in sustainable development teaching (Part II). Finally, the book offers useful conceptual frameworks, models and typologies about the concrete design and implementation of sustainable development teaching (Part III). This book will be essential reading for students of education, as well as teachers in compulsory and higher education and sustainability education researchers.

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Author:   Katrien Van Poeck ,  Leif OEstman ,  Johan OEhman
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Weight:   0.649kg
ISBN:  

9780815357537


ISBN 10:   0815357532
Pages:   246
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This timely book provides depth, understanding and practical approaches for teachers and researchers to approach the complex topic of sustainability in education. Sustainability issues are complex in their nature and require teachers and students to develop ethical and political professional learning capabilities. To date there is little scholarly work to guide this process. This book offers innovative, and carefully theorised approaches for teachers and researchers alike. -Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Distinguished Professor, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, South Africa Now that sustainability challenges are moving from the margins to the mainstream of society, there is a need for a practical rethinking of schooling, teaching and learning to help learners critically engage with these challenges. Some of the most inspiring and provoking ideas come from contemporary `Nordic' reflective practitioners and pragmatic educational thinkers. This book brings together many of them in a rich collage of transformative essays that provide some welcome imagery of what Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality education) might look like when taken seriously. - Arjen EJ Wals, Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability/UNESCO Chair, Wageningen University, The Netherlands This book brings together contemporary research on the ethical and political challenges of sustainable developing teaching, and makes it available for a broader audience of researchers, teacher educators, engaged teachers and students. The book is a must-read for anyone concerned about sustainable development teaching in this critical time of climate crisis, post-normal science and political uncertainty. - Astrid T. Sinnes, Professor, science education, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway In an unsustainable world with increasing social and environmental injustices and democratic institutions at risk, it becomes impossible to think of teaching activities stripped of ethical and political implications. This book offers insightful theoretical and methodological perspectives to help educators to deal with wicked sustainability problems in a pluralistic way. - Luiz Marcelo de Carvalho, Professor, Departamento de Educacao, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquista Filho , Brazil


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Katrien Van Poeck is a senior researcher on environmental and sustainability education at Ghent University's Centre for Sustainable Development, Belgium. Leif OEstman is Professor of Curriculum Studies at Uppsala University's Department of Education, Sweden. Johan OEhman is Professor of Education at OErebro University's School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Sweden.

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