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(2012)ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH.18(4).p.541-552 Mark abstract Education for sustainable development (ESD) is increasingly affecting environmental education policy and practice. In this article we show how sustainable development is mainly seen as a problem that can be tackled by applying the proper learning processes and how this perspective translates sustainability issues into learning problems of individuals. We present a different perspective on education in the context of sustainable development based on novel ways of thinking about citizenship education and emphasizing the importance of presenting issues of sustainable development as ‘public issues’, as matters of public concern. From this point of view, the focus is no longer on the competences that citizens must achieve, but on the democratic nature of the spaces and practices in which participation and citizenship can develop.

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Author: Katrien Van Poeck and Joke Vandenabeele

Source: https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/5969632



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