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Sustainability
through Education
Glenn Strachan Ltd
Policy Recommendation on
curriculum development for vocational schools...
• The policy recommendations are to be addressed at
following levels:
– european,
– national,
– regional,
– organizational...
Five dimension
• social
• economical
• ecological
• political
• cultural
help to decide which topics,
fields of action and...
Students appreciate and respect diverse values, beliefs
and traditions.
Students …
– … value to be an entrepreneur on its ...
The successful implementation of curricula
depends on teachers being motivated and
skilled to deal with ESD.
– It needs fu...
Curriculum development focuses on competencies for
sustainable development as a good educational background and
general kn...
7
3. Curriculum development must focuses on
competencies for sustainable development
A whole-institution approach should be adopted for
the curriculum development
– No school starts from point zero.
– Involv...
9
4. Governing and managing vocational schools
towards ESD
It needs guiding
principles for ESD.
This set of guidelines cou...
10
MetESD
Methods for Education for sustainable development (ESD)
competencies and curricula
Thank you
very much
for your
...
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Policy Recommendation on Curriculum Development for Vocational Schools towards Education for Sustainable Development: Methods for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Competencies and Curricula

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Policy Recommendation on Curriculum Development for Vocational Schools towards Education for Sustainable Development: Methods for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Competencies and Curricula
Detlev Lindau-Bank, RCE Oldenburger Münsterland
Europe Regional RCE Meeting 2018
28-31 August, 2018, Vannes, France

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Policy Recommendation on Curriculum Development for Vocational Schools towards Education for Sustainable Development: Methods for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Competencies and Curricula

  1. 1. Sustainability through Education Glenn Strachan Ltd Policy Recommendation on curriculum development for vocational schools towards Education for Sustainable Development MetESD Methods for Education for sustainable development (ESD) competencies and curricula Detlev Lindau-Bank RCE Oldenburger Münsterland 2018
  2. 2. • The policy recommendations are to be addressed at following levels: – european, – national, – regional, – organizational, – school level. • These recommendations for policymakers highlight the key points for action, namely curriculum development in technical vocational education and training (TVET). • They outline the features that will enable the curriculum development and practice of teaching and learning towards education for sustainability (ESD) 2 Introduction
  3. 3. Five dimension • social • economical • ecological • political • cultural help to decide which topics, fields of action and competencies are relevant. 3 Curriculum Framework Policy Democratic negotiation
  4. 4. Students appreciate and respect diverse values, beliefs and traditions. Students … – … value to be an entrepreneur on its own. – … understand the impacts of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects. – … have the awareness, knowledge, skills, values and motivation to live and work sustainably. 4 1. Curriculum development towards ESD has to be student-oriented
  5. 5. The successful implementation of curricula depends on teachers being motivated and skilled to deal with ESD. – It needs further training in ESD – It needs resources to work on it. – It needs networking. 5 2. Empowering teachers and must be central to any curriculum development initiative.
  6. 6. Curriculum development focuses on competencies for sustainable development as a good educational background and general knowledge. 6 Steps: • review of curriculum documents • Review of textbooks and other educational materials • Materials may need to be developed • Methods are to be trained and implemented • Evaluation of practice • Revision of curricula 6 3. Curriculum development must focuses on competencies for sustainable development
  7. 7. 7 3. Curriculum development must focuses on competencies for sustainable development
  8. 8. A whole-institution approach should be adopted for the curriculum development – No school starts from point zero. – Involvement of the whole school staff. – Involvement of the school management. – Participating culture and structure of decision-making. – Transparency and accountability. – Evaluation as an important learning tool – Building up partnerships and mobilize stakeholders. 8 4. Governing and managing vocational schools towards ESD
  9. 9. 9 4. Governing and managing vocational schools towards ESD It needs guiding principles for ESD. This set of guidelines could focus on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG´s).
  10. 10. 10 MetESD Methods for Education for sustainable development (ESD) competencies and curricula Thank you very much for your attention

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