Special Issue "Social Sciences Education for Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Pilar Rivero Gracia
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Department of Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education/ IUCA, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: heritage education; historical education; heritage web 2.0 educommunication; social sciences for sustainable development; technologies for social sciences education
Dr. Silvia García-Ceballos
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Department of Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education/ IUCA, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: heritage education; virtual environment; augmented reality; heritage programs; evaluation; archaeological museums; cultural heritage; open-air museums; sustainability; educommunication; citizen participation
Dr. Miguel Ángel Pallarés
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Department of Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education/ IUCA, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: heritage education; educommunication; social sciences for sustainable development
Dr. María Sebastián-López
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Department of Specific Didactics, Faculty of Education/ IUCA-ARGOS, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: geography education; developing digital data literacy; geographical skills and ICT skills; social sciences for sustainable development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Education is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Social science teachers, heritage educators, or committed geographers, among other specialists, have developed innovative educational proposals or have implemented digital tools for new sustainable approaches to heritage, public space, and communities.

Concerned with the contribution of the social sciences to the sustainable development goals established by Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, we present this Special Issue focused on making research formulated from this discipline visible concerning goal 4 “Quality education” and goal 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities”—especially the goal “Redouble efforts to protect and safeguard the world's cultural and natural heritage”. In particular, the scope of this issue aims to publish studies that propose innovative research that makes a contribution to the development of civic competencies and values ​​related to sustainability, both in formal and non-formal contexts—schools, museums, social media, virtual environments, etc. In general, manuscripts must show effective educational research for the development of civic competencies and values ​​linked to environmental, social, and cultural sustainability and specifically to the Sustainable Development Goals. Research methods for this topic can be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed.

Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a place for the exchange of new educational proposals, emerging issues, and technology applied to sustainability and/or civic competencies, committed to quality education in any field of social sciences. It is about forming a broad vision of good practices in social sciences education related to the values of sustainability that have been critically evaluated through empirical research. This Special Issue is raised in line with other themes of the journal, such as:

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/heritage_education

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/instructional_support

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/edu_environ_citizen_sus

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/edu_sdg

Dr. Maria Pilar Rivero Gracia
Dr. Silvia García-Ceballos
Dr. Miguel Ángel Pallarés
Dr. Dr. María Sebastián-López
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Instructional Design
  • Sustainable Value Creation
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Citizenship Education
  • Education for sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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