Sustainability 2010, 2(12), 3735-3746; doi:10.3390/su2123735
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Sustainability, Learning and Capability: Exploring Questions of Balance

Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
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Received: 27 October 2010; in revised form: 26 November 2010 / Accepted: 1 December 2010 / Published: 3 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Education)
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Abstract: It is argued that sustainable development makes best sense as a social learning process that brings tangible and useful outcomes in terms of understanding and skills, and also reinforces the motivation and capability for further learning. Thus, there are always balances to be struck between a broad-based, wide-ranging education and a more specialist one; between a focus on ideas themselves, and on their application in social or economic contexts; and between keeping ideas separate, and integrating them. This paper will explore the nature of such balances, and the issues to bear in mind when striking them, focusing on schools, university and college contexts within the United Kingdom.
Keywords: learning; capability; sustainability; further education; higher education; ESD; citizenship; TVET; interdisciplinarity

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Scott, W.A.H.; Gough, S.R. Sustainability, Learning and Capability: Exploring Questions of Balance. Sustainability 2010, 2, 3735-3746.

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Scott WAH, Gough SR. Sustainability, Learning and Capability: Exploring Questions of Balance. Sustainability. 2010; 2(12):3735-3746.

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Scott, William A. H.; Gough, Stephen R. 2010. "Sustainability, Learning and Capability: Exploring Questions of Balance." Sustainability 2, no. 12: 3735-3746.

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