A Comparative Study of Prominent Themes and Practices in Education for Sustainable Development between Australia and Britain
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- Education for sustainable development (ESD); Curriculum development; experiential learning and sustainability skills; Teacher training for ESD
Education for sustainable development (ESD) has become significantly important with increasing concerns about sustainability and the need for improving the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes of young individuals towards relevant issues in society. This study has conducted a comparative analysis of ESD between Australia and Britain to highlight emerging themes and practices along with concerns that require attention for improvements in the future. In this respect, the literature review method has been employed and it has been highlighted that a comprehensive analysis of ESD in different countries can be performed by focusing on the three aspects of the curriculum, experiential learning, and teacher training. The findings show that both countries have made advancements in curriculum development that include knowledge and skills relevant to sustainable development. However, the Australian curriculum is more explicit and detailed while the lack of policy direction by the British government has created limitations. Similarly, Australian educational practices provide greater opportunities for experiential learning and performing project activities to develop practical skills. While similar opportunities exist in Britain, there are comparative limitations. However, there are concerns about suitable teacher training in both countries with limited capability of educators to incorporate ESD in their pedagogical practices. Therefore, a focus on policy-driven curriculum development, experiential learning, and teacher training are necessary to incorporate ESD in contemporary pedagogical practices.
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TY - CONF AU - Peize Yu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - A Comparative Study of Prominent Themes and Practices in Education for Sustainable Development between Australia and Britain BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 602 EP - 608 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.110 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.110 ID - Yu2022 ER -