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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was a United Nations program that defined as education that encourages changes in knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to enable a more sustainable and just society for all[1]. ESD aims to empower and equip current and future generations to meet their needs using a balanced and integrated approach to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. ESD is the term most used internationally and by the United Nations.[2] Agenda 21 was the first international document that identified education as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development and highlighted areas of action for education[3][4].

ESD is a component of measurement in an indicator for Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG) for "responsible consumption and production". SDG 12 has 11 targets and Target 12.8 is "By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature."[5]

Concept and origin[edit]

One definition of Education for Sustainable Development is an "interdisciplinary learning methodology covering the integrated social, economic, and environmental aspects of formal and informal curriculum". [6] This educational ideology recognizes modern-day environmental challenges and seeks to define new ways to adjust to a changing biosphere, as well as engage individuals to address societal issues that come with them [7] The Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as meeting the needs of the present generation without putting at risk the capacity of generations to come in meeting their own requirements.[8] This Agency used to be the World Commission on Environment and Development created in 1983.[9] The idea of sustainable development originated from the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm (Sweden 1972).[10] There were two more global activities since then. These were the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development 1987 (Our Common Future Report)[11] and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development 1992 (Rio Earth Summit).[12]

For UNESCO, education for sustainable development involves:

integrating key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. This may include, for example, instruction about climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, and poverty reduction and sustainable consumption. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviours and take action for sustainable development. ESD consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way.[13][14]


Sustainable Development Goals[edit]

Today, educators are working on creating an effective way for this information to be taught and used appropriately. [15]The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals that were established by the UN in 2015. [16] SDG 4 focuses on Education and target 4.7 aims to make sure that people are given the knowledge and skills to promote sustainable development.[17] SDG 12 concentrates on Responsible Consumption and Production and target 12.8 aims to make sure that everyone has the information and "awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature".[18] Target 12.B under Goal 12 also aims to measure the impacts of sustainable development for sustainable tourism to create jobs and promote local culture and products.[19]

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Sources[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://plus.google.com/+UNESCO (2013-05-10). "Education for Sustainable Development". UNESCO. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  2. ^ "Untitled Document". Esdtoolkit.org. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
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  4. ^ Bernad-Cavero, Olga; Llevot-Calvet, Núria (2018-07-04). New Pedagogical Challenges in the 21st Century: Contributions of Research in Education. BoD – Books on Demand. ISBN 978-1-78923-380-3.
  5. ^ United Nations (2017) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/RES/71/313)
  6. ^ "Education for sustainable development | Higher Education Academy". www.heacademy.ac.uk. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  7. ^ Schooling for sustainable development in Europe : concepts, policies and educational experiences at the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Jucker, Rolf, 1963-, Mathar, Reiner,. Cham [Switzerland]. ISBN 978-3-319-09549-3. OCLC 894509040.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "The Brundtland Commission". www.sustainabledevelopment2015.org. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  9. ^ "Education for Sustainable Development | Development". RESET.to. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  10. ^ "UN Conference on the Human Environment .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform". sustainabledevelopment.un.org. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  11. ^ "UN World Commission on Environment and Development, ed., Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future | Environment & Society Portal". www.environmentandsociety.org. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  12. ^ "The Rio Earth Summit: summary of the United Nations conference on Environment and Development (BP-317E)". publications.gc.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  13. ^ "Education for Sustainable Development". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  14. ^ Marope, P.T.M; Chakroun, B.; Holmes, K.P. (2015). Unleashing the Potential: Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training (PDF). UNESCO. pp. 9, 23, 25–26. ISBN 978-92-3-100091-1.
  15. ^ Venkataraman, Bhawani (2009-03-01). "Education for Sustainable Development". Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 51 (2): 8–10. doi:10.3200/ENVT.51.2.08-10. ISSN 0013-9157.
  16. ^ UN Sustainable Development Goals, http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
  17. ^ UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education, http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/education/
  18. ^ UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production, http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-consumption-production/
  19. ^ UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production, http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-consumption-production/

Bibliography[edit]

  • Egana del Sol P.A. (2019) Education for Sustainable Development: Strategies and Key Issues. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds) Quality Education. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham
  • Jones, P., Selby, D., Sterling, S. (2010) Sustainability Education: Perspectives and Practice Across Higher Education. Renouf Publishing.
  • Sims, G. D. (2007) Sustainability Education: where does it belong? Minnesota State University.
  • Li, Z., and Williams, M. (2006) Environmental and Geographical Education for Sustainability: cultural contexts. Nova Publishers.
  • Lang, J. (2007) How to Succeed with Education for Sustainability. Curriculum Corporation.

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