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Lueger, Günter; Wurzrainer, Andreas – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
Potential-Focused Learning is based on constructivist concepts and concentrates on the 'patterns of construction of learning relevant realities' and the 'self-organisation' of individuals and systems. On the basis of constructivism we will present in this article a new dynamic concept of potentials and 'positive differences' that expand the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies
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Forcher-Mayr, Matthias; Mahlknecht, Sabine – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
Sprouting Entrepreneurs is a three-year teaching programme for rural primary and secondary schools that focuses on entrepreneurship in agriculture. It addresses the South African real-life challenges of food insecurity, youth unemployment and rural poverty from a classroom perspective, by linking agriculture, food and entrepreneurship as main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Education
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Heasly, Berise – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
Given the political, societal, scientific and geographical changes emerging in our twenty-first century world, we need to apply refreshed innovative processes in universal education. By applying such processes for universally refreshed quality of life norms, this paper applies the results of my Philosophy of Education thesis to today's conditions,…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, 21st Century Skills, Decision Making, Educational Innovation
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Summer, Anita – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
Quality primary education is one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Undoubtedly, mathematics plays a key role in overcoming future challenges, and mathematical competence and problem-solving skills could help provide appropriate solutions to current and future social, environmental and economic challenges. The following paper deals…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Sustainability, Elementary School Mathematics
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Müller, Susan; Berger, Georg; Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger, Eveline – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2020
Switzerland has one of the best ecosystems for entrepreneurship. However, there is a blind spot with regard to vocational colleges: A systematic integration of the topic is currently missing. The initiative "Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting in Swiss Vocational Colleges -- Economic, Social and Ethical Dimensions" aims to address this…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Thinking Skills, Vocational Education, Ethics
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Bisanz, Andrea; Hueber, Susanne; Lindner, Johannes; Jambor, Eva – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
This article provides an overview of challenge-based social entrepreneurship education in primary schools in Austria. The "You[superscript th]Start"-Programme "Empowering Each Child" is introduced as well as its impact on children. Research accompanying the programme shows that small challenges strengthen particularly the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Social Development, Elementary Education
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Lindner, Johannes – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
All entrepreneurs of the future are at school today, the nature of their value-oriented education and their willingness to actively participate in business and society in the future is shaped by today's learning. This article focuses on the development, the reasoning, the legal bases, the implementation and the future perspectives of the Austrian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Business Education, Certification
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Geser, Guntram; Hollauf, Eva-Maria; Hornung-Prähauser, Veronika; Schön, Sandra; Vloet, Frank – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Developing social innovation and entrepreneurship competences and skills of children and young people is on the agenda of European educational policy-makers. The European research and innovation project "DOIT -- Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world" suggests using makerspaces and tools, within…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Sustainability
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Creel, Timothy; Paz, Veronica – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Sustainability has become an important issue in the world today for both business and society. As accounting faculty members, it is important that we add aspects of sustainability into accounting classrooms to help prepare students for what they will see in the workplace. The article aims to discuss areas for faculty to share with students the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Accounting, College Faculty
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Jackson, Robert – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
The author takes a retrospective look at his book "Religious Education: An Interpretive Approach," first published in 1997, and now available to readers, open access, via the European Wergeland Centre website (http://www.theewc.org/Content/Library/Research-Development/Literature/Introducing-Religious-Education-an-Interpretive-Approach).…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Minority Groups, Language Usage, Contrastive Linguistics
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Zygmunt, Tomasz – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2016
The aim of the present paper is to awake awareness of the term "sustainable development" and show that the very term is not understood in a unilateral way. A discrepancy of perception and thus understanding of the notion of sustainability blurs its meaning. Numerous scholars and researchers use the term sustainable or sustainability to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Definitions, Scholarship
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Salite, Ilga – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
The Baltic and Black Sea Circle Consortium for educational research (BBCC) was established at the beginning of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005). BBCC has obtained its name in the "Third International Conference Sustainable Development, Culture, Education, in the University of Vechta" (Germany, 2005). The paper…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Consortia
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Ohlmeier, Bernhard – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2015
Education for sustainable development (ESD) often fails to consider the political dimension. To address this gap, this paper focuses on a specific political approach to ESD. The model presented is derived from the four sustainable growth targets of German Development Policy. Instead of relying on a neo-classical or neo-liberal economic paradigm,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education, Politics of Education, Sustainability
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Khalaf-Kairouz, Layla – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences at Notre Dame University--Louaize, conscious to the need of experts in the emerging field of sustainability and to the role that an educational institution plays for the service of the community, introduced into the university curricula a major in environmental science. This paper will present the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Science Curriculum, Environmental Education, College Programs