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Sustainability 2013, 5(9), 3771-3782; doi:10.3390/su5093771
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Unfolding Education for Sustainable Development as Didactic Thinking and Practice

Received: 30 July 2013; Accepted: 26 August 2013 / Published: 4 September 2013
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Abstract: This article’s primary objective is to unfold how teachers translate education for sustainable development (ESD) in a school context. The article argues that exploring tensions, ruptures and openings apparent in this meeting is crucial for the development of existing teaching practices in relation to ESD. The article draws on doctoral research involving interviews with researchers and teachers who have collaborated in ESD research and development projects at primary and secondary schools in two different countries, Denmark and Ireland. It is the teachers’ perspectives on the projects which form the analytical foundation; thus, it is the practices as seen from the ‘inside’. Furthermore, ESD practices are considered in a broader societal perspective, pointing to the critical power of the practice lens.
Keywords: education for sustainable development; teaching practices education for sustainable development; teaching practices
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Madsen, K.D. Unfolding Education for Sustainable Development as Didactic Thinking and Practice. Sustainability 2013, 5, 3771-3782.

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Madsen KD. Unfolding Education for Sustainable Development as Didactic Thinking and Practice. Sustainability. 2013; 5(9):3771-3782.

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Madsen, Katrine D. 2013. "Unfolding Education for Sustainable Development as Didactic Thinking and Practice." Sustainability 5, no. 9: 3771-3782.


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