Education for Sustainable Development: Connecting the Dots for Sustainability

dc.contributor.author Gokool-Ramdoo, Sushita
dc.contributor.author Rumjaun, Anwar B
dc.coverage.spatial Global en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-09T21:46:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-09T21:46:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03
dc.description.abstract Critical pedagogy, practitioner experience and a regulatory perspective are employed to scrutinize the notion of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as it occurs in the literature. They promote understanding of the challenges impeding the completion of unfinished ESD businesses. In response to practitioner-expressed needs, this paper innovatively proposes a Sustainable Development-compliant National Qualifications and Credit Framework (SD-NQCF) as the instrument to finally connect isolated ESD ‘dots’ and scaffold their sustainability. // Informed by a systems approach, this framework encourages repositioning educational activities within the UN Agenda 21 to ensure the suffusion of SD principles. ESD becomes the backbone of NQCFs, while critical pedagogy provides the adequate instrument to foster 21st Century sustainability competencies that are embedded into curricula as learning outcomes. The SD-compliant framework resolves tensions between formal, non-formal and informal education. It provides connecting bridges and pathways to sustainably suffusing socio-economic fabrics with SD principles that will shift paradigms. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2311-1550
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/2771
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Learning for Development;vol. 4, no. 1
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ en_US
dc.source.uri http://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/170/195 en_US
dc.subject Models and Frameworks en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Development en_US
dc.title Education for Sustainable Development: Connecting the Dots for Sustainability en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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