Special Issue "South/North Perspectives on Global Learning for Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).
Interests: transdisciplinary learning in HE; global learning and teaching towards sustainability; GLSD; educational sciences; critical knowledge capabilities; teacher students´ place-based learning; interdisciplinary research areas
Interests: capacity-building in higher education; refugee education, post-conflict dynamics; transitions to sustainability; systemic design; future-oriented methodologies.
This call for a Special Issue aims to present perspectives from all continents on what Global Learning for Sustainable Development can be today, and what it could mean for the future of our planet.
When the term was originally coined ten years ago, the intention was to underline that cooperation and intelligent action is needed on a global scale, to resolve the serious environmental threats our modes of production have resulted in. Global action is also necessary to address famine, war, forced displacement or population explosion. Unfortunately, despite several international conferences and significant agreements, we can see that sustainable development is still interpreted as continuing on a path of unrestrained economic expansion. Education for sustainability in schools or universities is still very far from transforming societies or enabling transitions to sustainability. The question is therefore what can global learning mean, if our aim is not only to achieve incremental improvements, but to reverse current trends before we cross even more tipping points? How can we define truly sustainable development, while seriously considering both economic and technological implications? How can we as societies organize our learning for transitions to sustainability, within and outside existing formal education systems?
Dr. Birgitta Nordén
Dr. Helen Avery
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Global learning for sustainable development
- Curriculum development for sustainability
- Education policy for sustainability
- Lifelong learning and learning communities for sustainability
- Vocational education for sustainability
- Education for sustainability in higher education
- Technological paradigms
- Transitions to sustainability
- Future-oriented methodologies.