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Education for Sustainable Development

Published on Jan 1, 2017
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-47130-3_9
Margaret S. Archer24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Warw.: University of Warwick)
Abstract
This contribution analyses the Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations Transforming Our World. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2015) and their relation to education. In a first part, the conception of education, underlying the UN vision, is criticized, since education must be considered as a structured social institution, where the structure greatly influences the whole education process. The second part analyses the positive role of numerous institutions, not directly aiming at education, but rather at culture, and being part of the digital revolution. This analysis leads me to propose an education for sustainable development which takes advantage of the world’s digitalization. Balancing the over-centralized existing systems, the relevance to the needs, the participative character and the adaptability of these tools offer new perspectives for the future.
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