Sustainable Development and Thresholds of Education: Education for Sustainable Development
8 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 12, 2016
Education for all has always been an integral part of the sustainable development agenda. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) takes a holistic and realistic approach to learning by linking ecological, social and economic aspects of our daily lives. Thus ESD develops students' knowledge of environmental challenges and their abilities to promote sustainable development by fostering holistic, critical and independent thinking, the ability to formulate and solve problems and the ability to participate in democratic systems and to take responsibility for the well-being of our planet will be discussed in this paper. ESD can be implemented in educational practice which reveals a more competent child who can think and make well considered decisions. Further the paper also tries to highlight the issues of environmental changes and the principle of sustainability through education. The sustainable education for all require a new educational trend which is responsible accountable and expertise in both systemic and educational change for sustainable development. Finally the paper will observe the ways of education for sustainable development with literature review which motivates the principle of sustainability to their everyday activities and decisions.
Keywords: Curriculum, Education, Environment, Society, Sustainability, Decisions
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