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UNESCOCommunities in Action. Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development

This handbook identifies principles and policy mechanisms to advance community-based learning for sustainable development, based on the commitments endorsed in the Kominkan-CLC International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, which was held in Okayama City, Japan, in October 2014. To inform policymakers and practitioners new to this field, the Handbook clarifies the international vision and goals for sustainable development and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and identifies the potential contributions of community-based learning centres and organizations. It documents both policy and practice from different regions and concludes with a summary of principles and policy support mechanisms.

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Launching Sustainability Educators: RMIT Course Reading

Readings for RMIT Short Course 14th May 2015

Information and resources for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development:

Stephen Sterling (2001) Sustainable Education: Re-visioning Learning and Change, Schumacher Briefings, Green Books.

John Fien (2001) Education for Sustainability (Fein)

Planning tools

If you want to reflect upon how you might approach challenges of transformation and change, you might enjoy some of these articles.

Tackling Wicked Problems? Read this

What is a Theory of Change?

Systems thinking … in 25 words or less

Got a brilliant article or book you would like to share? Please tell me about it: eo@vaee.vic.edu.au

Classic readings for EfS practitioners

David Orr’s essay on ‘What is Education For?’ (1990):

David Orr’s essay on ‘ecological design intelligence

David Butler (2007) The difference between a sustainable or a chaotic future is learning. 

Becoming a researcher: Short articles

How Might We Enhance the Role of Research in the Development of Education for Sustainable Development? Mark Rickinson (2007)

Places for Pedagogies, Pedagogies for Places  Iris Duhn (2012)

Identifying Needs in Environmental Education Research  Alan Reid and Bill Scott (2013)

An engagement and evaluation toolkit

Tools of Engagement: A toolkit for incorporating social strategies into environmental conservation. Braus, J., et al. National Audubon Society, U.S. EPA, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Braus, J., et al. 2011. http://web4.audubon.org/educate/toolkit

Readings from Science and Environmental Educators Symposium 20 February 2013

The Symposium explored issues science and environmental educators with members of the VAEE, Monash EES Research Group and the DEECD Strategic Partners program. The ‘briefing papers’ for the day were: