ERIC Number: ED530953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Contributions to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability. Volume 33
Goncalves, Fernando J., Ed.; Pereira, Ruth, Ed.; Leal Filho, Walter, Ed.; Miranda Azeiteiro, Ulisses, Ed.
Peter Lang Frankfurt
This book presents essential learning approaches. It introduces educational and training activities, as well as various innovative methods aiming at the development of practical skills, in order to strengthen the continuous process of environmental education, and in particular the education for sustainable development (ESD). In doing so, it focuses on three dimensions (social, economic and environmental) as a means of achieving an effective change of behaviour and "tries to bridge the gap between science and environmental education by describing a set of projects, initiatives and field activities". A special emphasis is put on teacher training programmes, conception, and implementation, highlighting the problems and barriers, which prevent development as far as integration of sustainability issues in higher education is concerned. Contents of this book include: (1) The Need for Contributions to the Decade of Education for a Sustainable Future: An Ethical Commitment (Amparo Vilches/Luis Marques/Daniel Gil-Perez/Joao Praia); (2) Evolutionary Foundations for Sustainability and Environmental Ethics: Some Reflections on the Origin of Goodness and the Future of Environmental Education (Marina Prieto Afonso Lencastre); (3) Implementing Sustainable Development in Higher Education (Walter Leal Filho/Evangelos Manolas); (4) An Assessment of Requirements to Reframe Science Education towards Education for Sustainable Development (Maria Arminda Pedrosa); (5) Education for Sustainable Development Indicators, Competences and Science Education (Ana Capelo/Maria Conceicao Santos/Maria Arminda Pedrosa); (6) Experimental Science Activities and Environmental Education: A pivotal bridge (Sofia Marques/Ruth Pereira/Fernando Goncalves); (7) Eco-Schools: Development of Assessment Tools (Joao Gomes/Sandra Caeiro/Filomena Amador); (8) Education for Sustainable Development in Primary School: Contributions from the Development of a Teacher Training Program (Patricia Sa/Isabel P. Martins); (9) The Relevance of Learning Strategies Relying on Investigative and Experimental Premises for Sciences Teaching) a Case Study with Junior School Students (Fernanda Luisa Lopes/Joana Luisa Pereira/Fernando Goncalves/Antonio Verissimo/Rui Ribeiro); (10) Effectiveness of Outdoor Practices on Environmental Sustainability (Ana Sofia Almeida/Ana Marta Goncalves/Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro/Fernando Goncalves); (11) "Questions in Biology". Designing an Online Discussion Forum for Promoting Active Learning about Evolution (Betina da Silva Lopes/Aurora Coelho Moreira/Maria Helena Pedrosa de Jesus); (12) Field activities within an Environmental Sciences Progra: A B-Learning Case Study (Carla Padrel Oliveira/Ana Paula Martinho/Sandra Caeiro/Filomena Amador/Fernando Caetano); (13) Online Learning for Sustainability) the Student Perception in an Environmental Science Post-Graduation (Paula Bacelar-Nicolau/Ana Paula Martinho/Filomena Amador/Sandra Caeiro/Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro); (14) Agronomists, Civil Engineers and Architects: What Role in Earth Sustainability? (Ana Marta Goncalves/Sonia Costa/Daniela de Figueiredo/Fernando Goncalves/Miguel Angelo Pardal/Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro); (15) Developing Activities on Waste Management: An Approach to Achieve a Cleaner Environment (Sonia Costa/Ana Marta Goncalves/Fernando Goncalves/Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro/Miguel Angelo Pardal); (16) Sustainability of Fisheries (Graham Pierce/Cristina Pita/Begona Santos/Sonia Seixas); (17) Perceived Importance of Fish Sustainability: The Impact of Consumers' Benefits and Risk Perception Regarding Farmed and Wild Fish Consumption (Ana Pinto de Moura/Luis Miguel Cunha/Margarida Bacelar/Rui Costa Lima); and (18) Collaborative Governance for the Preservation and Valorization of the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Serra da Aboboreira: Sustainable Planning Instruments and Biodiversity Conservation (Alcide Goncalves/Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro/Joao Honrado).
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Animals, Higher Education, Science Education, Wastes, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Online Courses, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Social Influences, Economic Factors, Social Change, Behavior Change, Teacher Education Programs, Barriers, Ethics, Educational Indicators, Competence, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Evaluation Methods, Test Construction, Elementary Schools, Case Studies, Junior High Schools, Outdoor Education, Biology, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Student Attitudes, Engineering, Agronomy, Architecture, Wildlife, Governance, Natural Resources
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