Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Environmental Education and Sustainable Development

  • Soraya Giovanetti El-DeirEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_465

Definition

The terms refers to educational process aimed at reaching sustainable development. It is important not only in respect of educational impacts, but also introduced environment concepts, with practical and theoretical tools that can be used to implement it.

Introduction

From the industrial revolution, the manufactured production system was transformed with the use of machinery, initially in the weaving and transport industry, through the use of coal and, later, electricity as an energy source. Education was directed to this economic and social reality and, in a large part, the understanding of the use of technologies to increase the efficiency of the production system. Quickly, some countries incorporated this logic, such as the England, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, followed by France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, and the transatlantic country of the United States. They learned the technologies and adapted for the means of production,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Management Research Group in Pernambuco, Postgraduate Program in Environmental EngineeringFederal Rural University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Sustainable Development (Greens)Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul)FlorianópolisBrazil