Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Arts-Based Approaches for Sustainability

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_523



The arts encompass a broad and diverse landscape of interrelated creative practices and professions, including performance arts (including music, dance, drama, and theatre), literary arts (including literature, story, and poetry), and the visual arts (including painting, design, film) (see UNESCO 2006). They have been explicitly linked to sustainable development in higher education at a global level through UNESCO’s Road Map for Arts Education (UNESCO 2006) and The Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education (UNESCO 2010). Specifically, the arts have been deployed to promoting human rights, enhancing education, promoting cultural diversity, enhancing well-being, and, most broadly, “resolving the social and cultural challenges facing today’s world” (UNESCO 2010: 8).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research GroupUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Work Related StudiesUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  3. 3.Department of Humanities and Social Sciences EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium