Special Issue "Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Water and Energy"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Guadalupe Martínez-Borreguero
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Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, Avda. de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: education; sustainable development; STEM, teacher training; science; affective domain; cognitive domain

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue “Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Water and Energy” will contribute to research on the new challenges of science education in the framework of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Teaching and learning processes can play an important role in sustainability. It is necessary to recognize their importance and the need to include them in the curricula at different educational levels. From this perspective, there is a clear need to include teaching and learning practices that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in all stages of the education system. It is especially important to work from the first levels, where the initial knowledge and the first attitudes and emotions towards different subjects are forged.

Actions that can be developed with teachers in training, both at primary and secondary education level, are also of interest. The purpose of the research in these groups is to promote actions for sustainable development that can be transferred to the classrooms of future students.

We also welcome contributions that analyze attitudes, emotions, levels of environmental awareness, competences, or levels of self-efficacy (of both teachers and students) towards key concepts for a quality ESD, such as water, energy, or waste.

Research papers showing the implementation of methodologies that promote meaningful and active learning in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the framework of ESD will also be published.

Prof. Dr. Guadalupe Martínez-Borreguero
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Education for sustainable development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Teaching and learning practices to develop ESD
  • Active and innovative teaching methodologies
  • Curriculum. New perspectives
  • Water, energy, and waste
  • Teachers in training
  • Inclusion of ESD competencies and emotions in teacher education

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Water, Waste Material, and Energy as Key Dimensions of Sustainable Management of Early Childhood Eco-Schools: An Environmental Literacy Model Based on Teachers Action-Competencies (ELTAC)
Water 2021, 13(2), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13020145 - 10 Jan 2021
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The main argument defended in this article is that the involvement of teachers in decision-making about environmental aspects related to the management of educational institutions constitutes a powerful tool for training, teacher professional development, and environmental literacies. A group of early childhood education [...] Read more.
The main argument defended in this article is that the involvement of teachers in decision-making about environmental aspects related to the management of educational institutions constitutes a powerful tool for training, teacher professional development, and environmental literacies. A group of early childhood education teachers across various institutions work under a collaborative action-research model for an entire year that is focussed on the following: (1) the institution’s water, solid waste, and energy management; (2) the planning of innovative activities related to water, solid waste, and energy, and; (3) participation in transformative actions that involve families and impact their neighbourhoods. The experience enables the building of a theoretical model of teacher training aimed at acquiring action skills from a comprehensive perspective of triple helix environmental literacy (management, research/innovation, and teaching) that affects their commitments to the management of environmental resources, the eco-auditing of their eco-school, the curricular greening of activities, the renewal of educational programs, and the implementation of an action-research focussed on aspects related to sustainability. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Water and Energy)
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