Communities 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.
Launching Sustainability Educators: RMIT Course Reading
Readings for RMIT Short Course 14th May 2015
Stephen Sterling (2001) Sustainable Education: Re-visioning Learning and Change, Schumacher Briefings, Green Books.
John Fien (2001) Education for Sustainability (Fein)
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
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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
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:
- “Environmental Education: A Strategy for the future” Nicole Ardoin
- “Teaching Science Outside the Classroom” Justin Dillon
- “Non expert ways of doing/knowing/learning in environmental education and science education” Phil Payne
- “Science Education Futures – unchaining the beast?” Peter Aubusson
- “Environmental Education and Science Education” Paul Hart