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Education for Sustainable Development Through Extra-Curricular or Non-curricular Contexts

  • Elizabeth A. C. RushtonEmail author
  • Meryl Batchelder
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_19-1

Synonyms

Definition

Extra-curricular and non-curricular education in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is distinct from formal curricular learning through the content delivered (which is outside of or beyond the formal curriculum and the context or place of learning). Although much extra-curricular and non-curricular learning frequently takes place on school sites and can be a part of the extended school day, it is often learning that incorporates practical activities, student choice, and interdisciplinarity that is not linked to assessment.

Introduction

Over the last 40 years, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has grown out of Environmental Education (EE) and Development Education (ED) in a complex and complicated evolution (Hart and Nolan 1999; Marcinkowski 2009; Kopnina 2012; Stevenson 2013) that is beyond the scope of this entry. To avoid ambiguity, ESD is used in this entry to mean learning that promotes...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, School of Education, Communication and SocietyKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of ScienceCorbridge Middle SchoolCorbridge, NorthumberlandUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rudi Pretorius
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa