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Translating Education to Sustainable Development

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Nicole Shen

on 19 September 2012

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Transcript of Translating Education to Sustainable Development

3PSED2: EDUC 226 Translating Education to Sustainable Development Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs What is Sustainable Development? 1. Life-long Learning
"lifelong, voluntary, and self-motivated"
learning can be seen as something that takes place on an on-going basis from our daily interactions with others and with the world around us WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN TRANSLATING EDUCATION TO A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? 2. Ladderized Education Program
allows learners to progress between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and College [TESDA]
opens opportunities for career and educational advancement to students and workers ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future

It includes key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption WHY DO WE NEED A SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION? WHY DO WE NEED A SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION? It requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for sustainable development
ESD consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way; and
It also requires far-reaching changes in the way education is often practiced today WHAT ARE THE PREPARATIONS MADE FOR THE EDUCATION TO BE SUSTAINABLE? Recent changes in service learning,
a focus on literacy and skills,
standards that support interdisciplinary thinking; and
the role of systems thinking have all increased the visibility of the movement Various approaches to ESD encourage people to understand the complexities of, and synergies (interactions) between, the issues threatening planetary sustainability and understand and assess their own values and those of the society in which they live in the context of sustainability
ESD seeks to engage people in negotiating a sustainable future, making decisions and acting on them WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS TO THE SOCIETY? WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN TRANSLATING EDUCATION TO A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? WHAT ARE THE SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO ESD? 1. Envisioning – being able to imagine a better future. The basis is that if we know where we want to go, we will be better able to work out how to get there. WHAT ARE THE SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO ESD? 2. Critical thinking and reflection – learning to question our current belief systems and to recognize the assumptions underlying our knowledge, perspective and opinions. Critical thinking skills help people learn to examine economic, environmental, social and cultural structures in the context of sustainable development. WHAT ARE THE SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO ESD? 3. Systemic thinking – acknowledging complexities and looking for links and synergies when trying to find solutions to problems. WHAT ARE THE SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO ESD? 4. Building partnerships – promoting dialogue and negotiation, learning to work together. WHAT ARE THE SKILLS ESSENTIAL TO ESD? 5. Participation in decision-making – empowering people WHAT ARE THE THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? economic development
environmental protection
social development
(cultural diversity)
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