Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education

Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum

  • Denise Summers
  • Roger Cutting

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Roger Cutting, Denise Summers
    Pages 1-9
  3. Inspiring Change in the Beginning

  4. Developing Our Practice and Preparing the Ground

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Dianne Dowling
      Pages 61-75
  5. Sowing Seeds and Nurturing Growth

  6. Respecting Our Roots Whilst Developing New Branches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Laura Ginesi
      Pages 197-212
    3. Sasha Pleasance
      Pages 213-229
  7. Moving on and Finding New Pastures

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-298

About this book


This book will enable teachers and managers in the post-compulsory sector to consider a range of approaches to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their practice in the post-compulsory sector.  There will be the opportunity to consider key debates, useful links and suggested reading to encourage further investigation and development of practice.  Fundamentally, this book aims to empower teachers to critically analyse ESD through their own subject specialisms, engage in the debate and learn with their students.  Democratic and participative approaches introduced will help readers to question traditional transmissive styles of teaching and learning and move on to the radical and transformative approaches required to embrace ESD. Therefore this book, whilst including illustrative examples, will encourage the reader to look at their own subject specialisms, practice, interests and those of their students to co-construct a curriculum that embeds ESD.

Dr Denise Summers, Associate Director (Initial Teacher Education) and Associate Professor

Dr Roger Cutting, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) and Programme leader for the MSc in Learning for Sustainability


Environment Eco Sustainability Higher Education Initial Teacher Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Denise Summers
    • 1
  • Roger Cutting
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of EducationPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51910-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51911-5
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