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A Didactic Model of Sustainability Commitment

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School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, 701 82 Örebro, Sweden
School of Education, Culture and Communication, Mälardalen University, 722 20 Västerås, Sweden
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Academic Editor: David González-Gómez
Sustainability 2021, 13(6), 3083;
Received: 3 December 2020 / Revised: 7 February 2021 / Accepted: 8 March 2021 / Published: 11 March 2021
This article proposes a model that describes and frames sustainability commitment. The model is based on didactic theory and pragmatic philosophy and is informed by several empirical studies on environmental and sustainability education (ESE) practice. The intention is for the model to serve as a critical perspective on ESE practices in secondary and upper secondary schools, and to offer a framework for the development of future practice with emphasis on teachers’ choices of content and teaching methods. The model suggests that a sound commitment is situated in the intersection of the intellectual, emotional, and practical aspects of sustainability. It is argued that: The intellectual aspect is essential for giving the commitment scientific rigor and a critical stance; emotions are vital for students to become dedicated; and skills to carry out appropriate actions for change is necessary for playing an active role in providing a sustainable transformation of society. View Full-Text
Keywords: education; didactics; teaching; learning; pragmatism; sustainability commitment education; didactics; teaching; learning; pragmatism; sustainability commitment
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