Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability by Susan K. Stratton, Rita Hagevik, Allan Feldman, Mark Bloom

By Susan K. Stratton, Rita Hagevik, Allan Feldman, Mark Bloom

This quantity features a detailed compilation of analysis and reflections representing a number of vantage issues stemming from varied components of the area that could support technological know-how educators and instructor educators to find how one can meaningfully and purposefully embed sustainability into educating and studying. it's a wealthy source for exploring and contextualizing sustainability-oriented technological know-how schooling. at present we discover ourselves in a scenario during which the earth’s ecological procedure is lower than major pressure because of human job. within the constructed international everyone is asking “How do we continue our present general of living?” whereas these within the constructing global are asking “How will we bring up the standard of our lives?” all whereas attempting to do what's essential to mitigate the environmental difficulties. This quantity responds to those questions with a spotlight on teaching for sustainability, together with historic and philosophical analyses, and pedagogical and functional functions within the context of technological know-how instructor coaching. integrated are many examples of how to teach technological know-how lecturers for sustainability from authors around the globe. this article argues that problems with sustainability are more and more vital to our flora and fauna, outfitted global, nationwide and foreign economics and naturally the political international. the information offered within the publication offer examples for unique, powerful and valuable adjustments for envisioning teaching technological know-how lecturers for sustainability that would tell coverage makers.

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Finally, we gave a brief overview of the approaches that are being taken for EfS in both formal educational and out-of – school settings. We acknowledge that the earth is not simply a resource to be used for human depletion; rather it is the integral component of our ecosystem. Transformation of thinking and action about education for sustainability and sustainable development of countries and communities needs to shift towards a more ecocentric outlook. We believe that this means taking an interdisciplinary approach that will provide students with the opportunity to learn science content and practices while gaining a better understanding of the interconnected system of the Natural World, Built World, Economic World, and Political World immersed in a social and cultural milieu that are the focus of EfS.

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It’s been clear for a decade or more that education plays a vital role in the sustainability movement. In 1996, President Clinton’s task force on sustainable development issued its goals. One of them stated that all Americans should have access to lifelong learning opportunities so they will understand the concepts involved in sustainable development. I think it’s obvious to everyone here today that we’ve fallen short of that goal. Historically, the Department of Education hasn’t been doing enough in the sustainability movement.

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