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Educating for Public Happiness and Global Peace: Contributions from a Portuguese UNESCO Chair towards the Sustainable Development Goals

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Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies (CAPP), Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP), Universidade de Lisboa, 1300-663 Lisboa, Portugal
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Centre for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD), Lisbon School of Architecture (FAUL), Universidade de Lisboa, 1349-063 Lisboa, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Francisco Zamora-Polo and Jesús Sánchez Martín
Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9418; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169418
Received: 23 May 2021 / Revised: 16 August 2021 / Accepted: 18 August 2021 / Published: 22 August 2021
For a positive global future, it is fundamental to tackle the existing web of psychological, economic, sociological, and cultural processes reflected in current education systems. Confronted with complex issues that are essential to the stability of civilizations, we need more voices addressing a critical analysis of education in its key role. This can result in more people participating as happy, informed, and engaged citizens. This paper introduces the argument for education to promote public happiness (Felicitas Publica) and support global peace, addressing the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #3, #4, and #16. It begins by mapping the landscape of promising education-related practices supporting these SDGs and provides recommendations for research and actions. In addition, it presents the work of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Global Peace Sustainability, based at the Universidade de Lisboa, in Portugal, as an illustrative example. With this paper, we hope to convey the input of different branches of psychology that have the common good as their aim and address the positive transformation of our current educational processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: education; psychology; SDGs; peace; public happiness education; psychology; SDGs; peace; public happiness
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Marujo, H.Á.; Casais, M. Educating for Public Happiness and Global Peace: Contributions from a Portuguese UNESCO Chair towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9418. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169418

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Marujo HÁ, Casais M. Educating for Public Happiness and Global Peace: Contributions from a Portuguese UNESCO Chair towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability. 2021; 13(16):9418. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169418

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Marujo, Helena Á., and Mafalda Casais. 2021. "Educating for Public Happiness and Global Peace: Contributions from a Portuguese UNESCO Chair towards the Sustainable Development Goals" Sustainability 13, no. 16: 9418. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169418

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