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ERIC Number: EJ845089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Students in Possession of the Issues of Tomorrow: An Innovative Student-Led Course Project
Almlov, Maria; Moberg, Emilie
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v2 n2 p173-179 2008
This article describes an educational experiment, a student-led course called "Learning in Sustainable Development" offered at the teacher training programme at Stockholm University, Sweden. Its purpose was to foster empowerment and action competence among teacher-students in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD). The course content included methods for using case studies to teach issues of ethics and values in ESD. The course was designed to involve students in a democratic process so that the course content changed with the needs and concerns of each class. The students especially appreciated the practical and methodological teaching ideas and the way the course closely related to the needs and concerns of the everyday lives of teacher-students. By including two students in planning and developing the course, a bottom-up perspective was obtained and students felt ownership of the content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden