It’s Never Too Early: Education for Sustainable Development

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Title It’s Never Too Early: Education for Sustainable Development
Author Pavlova, Margarita B; Turner, Stephen Richard
Journal Name The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Editor Amareswar Galla
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Common Ground
Abstract This paper is based on research conducted at primary and tertiary levels in Queensland, Australia. The research was focused on examining learning about sustainable development that occurs at those levels through a particular activity: designing and making a board game related to sustainable development (SD). This research project was designed on the basis of conceptualisations of education for sustainable development that established that cognitive, moral and practical bases for learning activities should be considered during the planning process as well as the different aspects of SD (economic, cultural, social and ecological). The findings of this research demonstrated that learning about SD occurred on both levels (although the depth is different); students represented their understanding through the design activities. The artifacts created as a result of students’ learning were very impressive and illustrated the high level of understanding that occur as the result of the activity. Contextualised learning about SD (through the designing and making activity in this research) proved to be an effective way of learning about SD.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 2
Page from 69
Page to 76
ISSN 1832-2077
Date Accessioned 2007-06-26
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Curriculum Theory and Development; PRE2009-Educational Policy, Administration and Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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