Special Issue "Sustainability Approaches in Education"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability Education and Approaches".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ian Thomas
School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, 3001, Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/staff/thomasi
E-Mail: ian.thomas@rmit.edu.au
Interests: Education for Sustainability; environment careers; environment policy; environment management; organisational change

Guest Editor
Dr. Sarah Holdsworth
Lecturer, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, 78 Roseneath St. Clifton Hill Vic 3068, Australia
E-Mail: sarah.holdsworth@rmit.edu.au

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are now well recognized educational approaches to be found in pre-schools, schools, higher education, and within the community. With over two decades of practice in EfS/ESD there is much experience to share, and much for EfS/ESD practitioners to learn.

There has been ample discussion about the need for EfS/ESD across all areas of education. Equally, there are many proposals, based on theory and academic discussion, on how EfS/ESD could (or should) be implemented. We are now in the position where we seldom need to justify EfS/ESD. However, to encourage its implementation, and especially implementing best practices, we still have much to learn.

Through this Special Issue "Sustainability Approaches in Education" we aim to encourage the exchange of experience and insights concerning EfS/ESD to facilitate the expansion of best practice approaches in a broad range of educational areas. From reflection on the implementation of EfS/ESD, we can see what works well, what has not been all that successful, and thereby what can be learned from our experiences. Specifically we seek contributions from scholars and practitioners in relation to:

Research related to the implementation of Education for Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development.

Reports on current practices in Education for Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development, showing how research and/or relevant literature has shaped the practice, together with analyses and reflection on the practice being discussed.

Dr. Ian Thomas
Dr. Sarah Holdsworth
Guest Editors


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Sustainability 2014, 6(11), 7496-7513; doi:10.3390/su6117496
Received: 4 August 2014; in revised form: 17 October 2014 / Accepted: 20 October 2014 / Published: 24 October 2014
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