Sustainable Development and Learning: framing the issues

Sustainable Development and Learning: framing the issues

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This book examines the difficult and wide-ranging issues relating to how we understand our environment, our place in it, and how we choose to act.


This comprehensive text provides an overview of these developing key issues, illustrating how - through schooling, higher education, professional training and development, and awareness-raising - people can bring about change, as well as engaging in debate and critique of issues. The book builds on existing work across a number of fields, as well as on original international research, in order to model the complexity of the problems, the institutional contexts in which they arise, and the interrelationships between these.


Areas explored include the policy context, the links between sustainable development and learning, the economic and moral interdependence of humans and nature, the management, assessment and evaluation of learning, and globalisation. The book suggests ways in which those responsible for learning can target their efforts appropriately, matching straightforward solutions to simple problems, and designing complex interventions only where these are needed.


This text will be a valuable resource for anyone studying Masters degrees and MBAs that focus on environment or sustainable development, and for professionals dealing with problems on a day-to-day basis. Though a free-standing text, its analysis is supported by a companion reader: Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: a critical review.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 16mm | 408g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415276470
  • 9780415276474

Table of contents

1. Framing the Issues: Complexity, Uncertainty, Risk and Necessity 2. The Policy Context 3. Language and Meaning 4. Learning and Sustainable Development: Making the Linkages 5. Humans and Nature: Tensions and Interdependence 6. Theory and Practice: Ideology and Practice 7. Management of Learning: Issues in Curriculum Design 8. Curriculum and Pedagogy 9. Measuring Learning: Aspects of Assessment 10. Measuring Effectiveness: Monitoring and Evaluation 11. Building Capacity, Developing Agency: Evolving a Theory of Change 12. Economic Behaviour: Value and Values 13. Globalisation and Fragmentation: Science and Self 14. What Happens Next?
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"This text will be a valuable resource for anyone studying Masters degrees and MBAs that focus on environment or sustainable development, and for professionals dealing with problems on a day-to-day basis. Though a free-standing text, its analysis is supported by a companion reader: Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: a critical review.
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