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ERIC Number: ED544120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-2161-6248
The Development of Basic Competencies for Sustainability in Higher Education: An Educational Model
Hidalgo, Luis Amador; Fuentes, Juan Manuel Arjona
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B v3 n6 p447-458 Jun 3013
Existing paradigms, which are deeply rooted in our educational systems, are fomenting unsustainable development. For this reason, it is necessary to opt for a style of education that allows university students to be aware of the need to live in a different way and be aware of our absolute dependency on our natural environment. This goal requires fundamental changes in the curriculum, as well as a broader vision of the role that educational institutions must play. One of the objectives of education in this new century must be to help achieve sustainable social and environmental human development. In this sense, higher education plays a very important role in the field of education for sustainability and the university must take on this challenge with great determination. This work presents a model for formation that furthers the development of basic competencies for sustainability, which must be incorporated into the curriculum of all higher educational studies. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A