Sustainability Pedagogy in Practice: An Example from Health Education

Andrea Kosáros, Katona Ildikó, Gyula Lakatos

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Abstract

At the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, the period between 2005 and 2015 was declared to be the decade of sustainability. Therefore, it is important to see the implementation of sustainability pedagogy come to the fore in every country. Putting this into practice may lead to hardships for headmasters and teachers in schools. This process requires changes in behavior and approaches, besides, the development of certain students' skills have to be considered that the institutions have not perceived as their duty so far. To implement the idea of sustainability in education, in every country from elementary to higher education, properly trained and prepared teachers are needed. Postgraduate teacher training, international interchange of experience have to be stressed. Furthermore, to understand the content of sustainability and put it into everyday practice in schools, the activities have to be fact-based, with clear directions and have easily available teacher aids. The article demonstrates method how to implement projects related to healthy nutrition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Teacher Education for Sustainability
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2007

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