Quality Education

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Scope of Education for Sustainable Development

  • Chhabi KumarEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_109-1

Definition

According to UNESCO (2019) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been defined as the imparting of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that would enable an individual to work towards building a sustainable future. It entails including relevant issues pertaining to the concept of sustainable development in the education curriculum. These include environmental conservation, climate change education, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, gender equity, climate change and its impact, sustainable consumption, among others. ESD involves motivating and empowering learners through participatory teaching and learning methods in order to enable them to bring about behavioral changes that would support and promote actions for sustainable development (UNESCO 2017). ESD aims to enhance the attitudes and skills related to critical and systemic thinking which promotes collective and participatory decision-making towards building a better future. Of late, several...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social WorkRani Durgavati UniversityJabalpurIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rudi Pretorius
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa