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ICTs as Transformative Enabling Tools in Education for Sustainable Development

  • Vassilios G. MakrakisEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Abstract

ICTs show an accelerated development both in terms of innovation and proliferation across all social, professional and educational domains. This generates a demand for new educational approaches and pedagogies that can foster transformative learning and the reorientation of educational curricula to address sustainable development. This Chapter discusses ICTs potential as transformative tools in teaching and learning with the focus placed on sustainability education. It is shown that ICTs offer opportunities for educators, but there is need for professional development as perspective transformation, a process whereby prospective teachers critically examine their beliefs, assumptions, values and personal theories as they are learning technologies and acquire new knowledge and experience.

Keywords

ICT Transformative learning Education for sustainable development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNESCO Chair ICT in Education for Sustainable DevelopmentUniversity of CreteRethymnonGreece

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