Special Issue "Pedagogy for Education for Sustainability (EfS) in Higher Education (HE)"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2013)
Dr. Ian Thomas (Website)
School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, 3001, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9925 3441
Interests: Education for Sustainability; environment careers; environment policy; environment management; organisational change
Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) have been under discussion for some two decades. Yet how this education can be effectively delivered to learners has been less well canvassed. This is especially the situation when considering EfS/ESD in Higher Education Institutions (HEI). Yet HEIs have the task of preparing graduates for professional employment, where they will be expected to apply their learning. As a consequence, the connections between the relevant theories and knowledge associated with EfS/ESD and their practical application are critical. Similarly, culture and praxis of a discipline are important as they will influence the way that the learning experiences are developed. Equally the competencies (or capabilities, skills) expected of graduates, by both the HEI and employers, will have a direct bearing on both the content of learning experiences and how they are presented to students. The role of values, and the role of the learner in assisting the goals of EfS/ESD are also considerations in the development of curriculum. More broadly all these considerations, and many others, are critical to the development of a science of teaching and learning for EfS/ESD. While we have seen examples of discussion of the content and direction of EfS/ESD in HEIs, discussion of the pedagogy of EfS/ESD is less evident.
This special issue seeks contributions from scholars and practitioners whose theoretical or practical works examine issues associated with the development and delivery of curriculum, to contribute to the emerging discussion around the pedagogy for EfS/ESD in HEIs.
Dr. Ian Thomas
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- Education for Sustainability
- Education for Sustainable Development
- Higher Education Institutions
- universities, learning and teaching