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Pedagogical Training for Sustainability Education

  • Sadaf TaimurEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_51-1



Sustainability education (referred to as “SE” hereafter) prepares individuals to plan for, cope with, and find solutions for the issues that threaten the sustainability of our planet. SE empowers students to take informed decisions and responsible actions to ensure economic viability, just society, and environmental integrity, while respecting cultural diversity. The aim of SE is to encourage the transformation of education so that it is able to contribute effectively to the reorientation of societies toward sustainability or sustainable development. In simple words, we can also define “SE” as education to achieve sustainable development.

Pedagogy is referred to as learning processes and learning environment usually created/facilitated by teachers in the classroom. In simple words it is the act of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative, Department of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

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