Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Learning Outcomes for Sustainable Development

  • Eleonora ConcinaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_220



Learning outcomes for sustainable development can be defined as educational goals that aim to support students’ full development and well-being in an holistic and sustainable perspective.


The need to promote a more sustainable future is currently one of the most relevant themes in the international debate. Many challenges affect modern society, in terms of social issues (regarding the search for fairness, right equality, prejudice reduction, poverty eradication, and the promotion of democracy) and ecological and environmental themes (mainly focused on the responsible use of natural resources; the management of climate change, waste, and pollution reduction; and the preservation of biodiversity). In this complex scenario, the impact of human decisions and activities is crucial, since people’s behaviors and attitudes can make the difference, impairing or...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)University of PadovaPadovaItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium