In a fast-changing, globalising world, the teaching and implementation of a curriculum for Education for Sustainability (EfS) has been a challenge for many teachers. Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability highlights the issues and challenges educators and academics face in implementing EfS and gives examples of what an EfS curriculum may look like and how some institutions translate the theory into practice.

Organised into three parts, the volume looks at: the who (EfS for whom), the what (EfS curriculum) and the how (translating from theory to practice). The concluding chapter provides ideas and directions on where the world can proceed regarding sustainability education and how it can help in the teaching and learning of sustainability. Considering social issues such as poverty, education, health, culture and the use of natural resources, this book proposes a different path towards Education for Sustainability.

Providing concrete data on the realisation of sustainable development, Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability will be of interest to geographers, geography educators and professionals concerned with Education for Sustainability.

chapter 1|14 pages

Defining Education for Sustainability (EfS)

A theoretical framework

part I|2 pages

EfS for whom?

chapter 3|12 pages

Learning from Haiyan

Translating children’s voices into action for resilience

chapter 4|10 pages

Incorporating sustainability for general education

The challenge for large class teaching

part II|2 pages

What does an EfS curriculum look like?

chapter 7|9 pages

Curriculum development on climate change adaptation

Pre-service teacher training in Mongolia

chapter 8|11 pages

Fieldwork as a vehicle for sustainability education

The centrality of geographical inquiry

chapter 10|10 pages

(How) do students reflect on sustainability?

A model to diagnose and foster reflective thinking about sustainability

part III|2 pages

From theory to practice (translating)

chapter 11|14 pages

Geographies of Education for Sustainability (EfS)

Shaping the EfS in Vietnam’s approach to education

chapter 12|9 pages

Experiences and lessons

An international training programme on Education for Sustainability in the context of Chinese formal education

chapter 13|28 pages

Sustainability from theory to practice

Chinese New Year as an avenue for sustainability education