The Chimera that is education for sustainability

Abrahams, Ian and Constantinou, Marina and Fotou, Nikolaos and Potterton, Beverley (2018) The Chimera that is education for sustainability. In: Building bridges across disciplines. Shaker, Aachen, Germany, pp. 29-36. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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30 Abrahams, Constantinou, Fotou & Potterton (2018). The Chimera that is education for sustainability. In I. Eilks, S. Markic & B. Ralle (Eds), Building bridges across disciplines, (pp. 29-36) Aachen, Germany Sha.pdf - Whole Document
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This chapter critically questions the achievability of transformative education for sustainability. It will argue that without an associated level of meaningful scientific literacy, across a broad range of topics - something that has yet to be widely achieved - students will lack the basis for making rational, scientifically informed, choices regarding sustainability. Thus, whilst transformative education for sustainability might be seen as highly desirable it will, arguably, prove to be just as elusive a chimera as has been the pursuit of widespread, meaningful, scientific literacy.

Keywords:Scientific literacy, transformative education
Subjects:X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:33291
Deposited On:05 Oct 2018 08:07

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