Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Education Methods

  • Jolita HorbacauskieneEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_113

Synonyms

Definition

Sustainable education methods are the methods that take advantage of multidisciplinary and lead to the development and usage of communication, collaboration, and empowerment skills which are considered to be prerequisites for sustainable societal transformation. Sustainable education methods should not only encompass learning outcomes of knowledge and skills but also seek to foster values and attitudes that encourage critical and creating thinking. It may be claimed that the successful implementation and practice of sustainable education methods encompassing values, attitudes, and behavioral intentions together with cognitive learning outcomes may be one of the learning objectives focused on holistic sustainable development of societies.

Introduction

Institutions of higher education play an important role in society’s transformation processes. In this...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and HumanitiesKaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tamara Savelyeva
    • 1
  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongHong KongChina