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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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Šimáne, Michal – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
The topic of this study is the issue of Czech primary minority schools (ISCED 1) in the period of interwar Czechoslovakia. The specific objective is to describe the development of these type of schools as an example of the sustainability process of Czech education and erudition in general in the border areas of the interwar Czechoslovak state; in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Kerscher, Ulrich – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Plastic, plastic waste and marine litter indisputably is one of the key environmental issues of the 21st century. The already existing amount of accumulated marine litter, the high quantity of plastic waste escaping from waste management streams every year in combination with the low recycling rates for plastic and the missing awareness of the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Futures (of Society), Plastics, Sanitation
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
How can student-teachers learn efficient ways to encourage sustainability thinking in their pupils and fulfil the competence aims on sustainability outlined in national subject curriculums as a response to UNESCO's programme on Education for Sustainable Development, ESD? The core hypothesis of this project was that tailored literature circles,…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Pajari, Kati; Harmoinen, Sari – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Operating in today's markets is challenging due to information overload and an expanding choice of products. Children also encounter these complex markets at an early age. Providing consumer education in schools is an excellent opportunity to enhance their ability to think critically and increase their awareness. However, it would be a mistake to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Consumer Education, Elementary School Teachers, Children
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Khumalo, Shuti Steph – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Promoting sustainable development is top on the agenda of many national governments. The provision of quality primary education is key in pursuing this agenda and relies heavily of committed teachers. This article explores the potential contribution of transformational leadership practices of primary school principals in promoting teacher…
Descriptors: School Administration, Transformational Leadership, Sustainable Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Tiemensma, Britt Due; Rasmussen, Connie Stendal – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
Entrepreneurship Education often emphasizes the practical applications of competencies. This article aims to collect findings on entrepreneurship education linked to democratic formation in primary education as experienced by teacher students. Based on a model from the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship and theories on democratic formation and…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Democracy, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Pröbstl, Gerlinde; Schmidt-Hönig, Kerstin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2019
In order to manage the challenges of the 21st century, the assessment of individual self-efficacy constitutes an important factor in the educational context; both on the personal as well as on the social and organisational level. This fact justifies the consideration of self-efficacy as a basic competence, whose development must be started on the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Self Concept, Entrepreneurship
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Roofe, Carmel; Ferguson, Therese – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is critical for Caribbean countries such as Jamaica as the country grapples with various sustainability issues. The integration of ESD into formal and non-formal education therefore becomes a necessary undertaking. At the formal level, reorienting curricula at all levels is important and advocated for in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Sustainable Development
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Lindner, Johannes – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
Entrepreneurs keep our economy and society vibrant by implementing new ideas, which is why our society needs people with entrepreneurship competences. The development of our entrepreneurship competences does not begin with the start of our professional lives, but is initiated in earlier phases of our socialisation. Entrepreneurship education can…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development, Futures (of Society)
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Strachan, Glenn – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2018
An objective of the European Union's Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan is to address high levels of youth unemployment in Europe by promoting entrepreneurship. Implementing entrepreneurship education in schools, colleges and universities is one of three strategic interventions proposed by the Action Plan. Sustainable entrepreneurship is a…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Minimum Competencies
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Kelly-Williams, Suzette; Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Early childhood education has a role to play in constructing a sustainable society. In particular, increasing global attention has focused on how early childhood may help alleviate poverty among children and their families and promote economic growth. Part of this discourse involves the use of technology as a means to improve the quality of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Ates, Deniz; Teksöz, Gaye; Ertepinar, Hamide – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Recent studies indicate that limited understanding about causes and its potential impacts of climate change and fault beliefs by people across different countries of the world including Turkey is a real challenge. Acceptance of climate change as a real threat, believing its existence, and knowing causes and consequences are very significant for…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes
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Hiller, Katharina; Reichhart, Barbara – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
The objective of teacher-training at university for political science is the development of professional competencies that enable teachers-in-training to act proficiently in all aspects of civic education. Although there are some studies that focus on civic education for teachers' professional competencies, most of them relate to general…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Svalfors, Ulrika – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
This article discusses different interpretations of sustainable development in education and if different interpretations of the concept are implemented in Curriculum, with the Swedish Curriculum of Upper Secondary School as an example. According to Agenda 21 sustainable development should be implemented in a multidimensional way. In 2011, a new…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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