Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Innovative Approaches to Learning Sustainable Development

  • Jurgis Kazimieras StaniškisEmail author
  • Eglė Staniškienė
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_19


To become a good and critical learner one must acquire facility with the following three tools: the ability to doubt and to ask good questions; the willingness to imagine; and the ability to listen and engage in constructive dialogue. The goal of education is to encourage thinking – not so much what to think but, specifically, how to think. Thus, our overall goal in developing learning tools is not to reach the final state of knowledge in which everything is known, but to consistently refine and modify these tools and approaches in order to advance our understanding of the world (Reardon et al. 2018).

Sustainability learning approaches require new ways of transdisciplinary knowledge production with involvement of actors from outside of academia in order to meet the goals of sustainability science as a community-based transformational scientific field. Thus, innovative approaches to learning in sustainable development should include broad range of the communities actively...

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This research was co-financed by a grant (No. S-MIP-17–122) from the Research Council of Lithuania.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jurgis Kazimieras Staniškis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eglė Staniškienė
    • 1
  1. 1.Kaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

Section editors and affiliations

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