Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Assessment for Learning on Sustainable Development

  • Sharon Bramwell-LalorEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_1


In this entry, assessment for learning on sustainable development is defined as a systematic approach (or process) geared toward facilitating learning and providing comprehensive evidence of learners’ knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes related to sustainable development.


The concept of sustainable development and its underlying principles has been introduced, defined, and actively promoted since 1972. One key aim of sustainable development is securing a better future for present and future generations. Education is seen as the means through which sustainable development can be achieved. If the mandate of achieving a sustainable future is to be fulfilled through education, appropriate teaching, learning, and assessment strategies that are compatible with the goals of sustainable development are needed. In line with this, therefore, is a recent focus on the reorientation of the education system away from assessment practices that mainly target students’...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of the West Indies (Mona)KingstonJamaica

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil