Environmental education and/or education for sustainable development: what role for technology education?

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Title Environmental education and/or education for sustainable development: what role for technology education?
Author Pavlova, Margarita B.
Publication Title PATT 25 ; CRIPT 8 - Perspectives on Learning in Design & Technology Education.
Editor K. Stables, C. Benson, M. de Vries
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Goldsmiths University of London
Abstract The current co-existence of environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) poses a number of questions for educators and policy makers regarding the differences and similarities between EE and ESD. This co-existence has created a concern among international and national communities regarding overlap and duplication of goals and programs in EE and ESD. The simultaneous existence and development of EE and ESD has resulted in some confusion in policy formulation and implementation. Lack of clarity has sometimes led to inefficiencies in achieving goals and development of initiatives. Some countries call for distinctions, others for convergence between the EE and ESD (UNESCO, 2009). This paper reflects on the historical development of EE and ESD to identify similarities and differences between the concepts. It suggests that differences in the models of EE and ESD relationships can be seen in technology education policies and practices. The paper argues that an emphasis on the social dimension of design for SD need to be strengthened to align technology education with global developments.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.gold.ac.uk/patt/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 PATT. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 978-1-906897-10-9
Conference name PATT 25:CRIPT 8
Location London, United Kingdom
Date From 2011-07-01
Date To 2011-07-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46566
Date Accessioned 2011-12-19
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development; Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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