58 min

Lorna Down | Education for Sustainable Development, Literature, and Critical Thinking Earth Charter Podcast

    • Ideell

Quick Overview

Dr. Down shares her career development as an educator, and describes her most impactful experience that made her reorient her work towards education for sustainable development (ESD). Dr. Down shares that ESD aims to have the students understand the concept of sustainable development, see the possibility of a sustainable society, be aware of the sustainability issues within and outside their own communities, ask questions, and take action towards sustainability. It does so considering the importance of critical thinking and project-based learning. Dr. Down asserts that ESD should not only be infused to every discipline, but cross-discipline infusion is also necessary, thus breaking the silos. With regards to “Envisioning the Futures of Education,” Dr. Down calls for a stronger link to communities, and more emphasis on faith, hope and values.

Quick Overview

Dr. Down shares her career development as an educator, and describes her most impactful experience that made her reorient her work towards education for sustainable development (ESD). Dr. Down shares that ESD aims to have the students understand the concept of sustainable development, see the possibility of a sustainable society, be aware of the sustainability issues within and outside their own communities, ask questions, and take action towards sustainability. It does so considering the importance of critical thinking and project-based learning. Dr. Down asserts that ESD should not only be infused to every discipline, but cross-discipline infusion is also necessary, thus breaking the silos. With regards to “Envisioning the Futures of Education,” Dr. Down calls for a stronger link to communities, and more emphasis on faith, hope and values.

58 min