Special Issue "ICT and Sustainable Education"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 November 2020).
Interests: educative technology; active methodologies; research in university and non-university teaching; inclusive education
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In September 2015, at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, its Member States formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the aim of building a better world. This agenda comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on three main pillars: fighting inequality and injustice, eradicating extreme poverty, and solving climate problems.
Education becomes an essential driver of change in these 17 SDGs, as evidenced by a specific objective referring to this area: SDG4—which reads as follows: “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”—has seven targets and envisages three means of implementation.
Within this context, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are promoting a true revolution as far as education is concerned. However, technology is not an end in itself, but rather a means to an end. Education not only needs to rethink the way in which it addresses pedagogical processes, but also must consider a set of values supported on respect for the fundamental rights of individuals.
This Special Issue aims to open a debate on how to integrate ICTs into the educational context, seeking to achieve a sustainable development from different perspectives. We will thus welcome research fields such as innovative proposals for pedagogical practices; use of ICTs for an inclusive education; development of the digital competences required in the present-day sustainable framework amongst students and teachers alike; links between the adoption of digital technology in the classroom and its social and environmental benefits; new lines for formal, non-formal, and informal training processes structured around u-, b-, and e-learning; attention to lifelong learning as a training model in the information society; big data analysis to enhance educational quality; studies on ICT-related educational policy and organization; socio-educational and psycho-educational aspects associated with digital technology; and any other topic where ICTs relate to the power of education to transform and encourage society to move towards a new paradigm focused on a sustainable development of our planet.
Prof. Dr. Rosabel Roig-Vila
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- innovative pedagogical practices
- digital technology
- inclusive education
- big data
- educational policy
- educational organization