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7. Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom

Author : Billiah N. Gisore

Published in: Understanding Sustainability with Pedagogical Practice

Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore

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Abstract

Sustainability is a transdisciplinary field in education that has shown that it requires more than just the transfer of knowledge to students. It seeks to make profound changes to learners’ skills, values, attitudes, and dispositions in ways that will ultimately lead to environmental, social, and economic transformation. Efforts to transform society have to focus on educators in building their understanding of sustainability and their ability to transform curriculum and wider learning opportunities. Consequently, this requires the introduction of sustainability education into education programs as education plays an essential role in promoting a sustainable attitude of citizens. This therefore implies that educational institutions must become themselves examples of sustainable communities. Against this background, this chapter discusses the need for integrating sustainability education into the classrooms to enable learning toward a more sustainable future.

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Metadata
Title
Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom
Author
Billiah N. Gisore
Copyright Year
2023
Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2687-9_7