Biology Education for Social and Sustainable Development

  • Mijung Kim
  • C. H. Diong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Visions and Challenges of Biology Education for Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Margaret Waterman
      Pages 29-39
    3. Chun-Yen Chang, Ting-Kuang Yeh
      Pages 41-50
    4. Robert L. Wallis
      Pages 61-67
  3. Biology, Community and Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. Anne Wallis, Michelle Graymore, Ty Matthews, Susan Byrne
      Pages 73-86
    3. Maria Cristina A. Bordallo
      Pages 97-100
    4. Vivian S. Tolentino, Milarosa L. Librea, Mark Joseph Sibal, Emmanuel Espineda, Wendel T. Marcelo
      Pages 101-104
    5. Reizl P. Jose, Marina A. Labonite, Rumila C. Bullecer, Agustin B. Ancog, Nida G. Butron, Ricardo P. Bullecer
      Pages 127-143
    6. Glorina P. Orozco, Macrina T. Zafaralla
      Pages 161-171
    7. Jan Willem Ketelaar, Alma Linda Abubakar
      Pages 173-181
  4. Teaching Practice & Student Learning of Biology and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-195
    2. Hang Chuan Teng, Jashanan Kasinathan, Vivianne Low, Mosbergen Irving Brian, Ashri B. Shukri
      Pages 187-195
    3. Eunhee Kang, Jane Jiyoung Lee, Heui-Baik Kim
      Pages 197-204
    4. Mijung Kim, Hoe Teck Tan
      Pages 277-284
    5. Woon Keat Foo-Lam, Meng Leng Poh, Yen Ping Soh
      Pages 285-295
  5. Developing Teacher Education and Biology Science Curriculum

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 403-406

About this book


In an era of globalization and urbanization, various social, economic, and environmental challenges surround advances in modern biological sciences. Considering how biological knowledge and practice are intrinsically related to building a sustainable relationship between nature and human society, the roles of biology education need to be rethought to respond to issues and changes to life in this biocentury. This book is a compilation of selected papers from the Twenty Third Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Biology Education 2010. The title, Biology Education for Social and Sustainable Development, demonstrates how rethinking and reconstruction of biology education in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly grounded in deep understandings of what counts as valuable local knowledge, practices, culture, and ideologies for national and global issues, and education for sustainable development. The 42 papers by eminent science educators from Australia, China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the U.S., represent a diversity of views, understandings, and practices in biology education for sustainable development from school to university in diverse education systems and social-cultural settings in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The book is an invaluable resource and essential reference for researchers and educators on Asian perspectives and practices on biology education for social and sustainable development.


sustainable development biology education

Editors and affiliations

  • Mijung Kim
    • 1
  • C. H. Diong
    • 2
  1. 1.University of VictoriaCanada
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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