Learning Within

Vare, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-3182-9105 (2009) Learning Within. In: Learning from Each-Other: the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, pp. 3-11.

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Abstract

This chapter “lifts the lid” to reveal the workings inside the Expert Group as it developed indicators for the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); as far as possible, this chapter seeks to tell the story of the Expert Group in their own words. Its purpose is to share some of the learning that this process engendered with those who may develop mandates for, or participate in, similar processes in future, in particular, the proposed UNECE Expert Group on ESD Competences. Beyond this primary audience, the analysis of the experts’ remarks may have relevance for students of international policy while the set of suggestions may prove useful to a wider audience of participants and managers of similar processes. Following these introductory remarks, the chapter is divided into four sections. Section one provides the background to the process, with particular reference to the mandate, the selection of experts and working arrangements. The second section focuses on the development of the outputs from the first draft of the indicators through the pilot testing process to the development of additional tools to facilitate the understanding and use of indicators. Section three looks at the Expert Group as a “learning arena” and shows how the positive group dynamics contributed to the success of the work and led to the development of ideas and actions beyond the indicator framework itself. These three sections lead logically to section four that suggests guidelines for similar processes. The chapter refers to a number of key documents relating to the process but more significantly, it draws upon correspondence with 10 Expert Group (EG) members, (all group members were invited to respond). Follow-up interviews were conducted with three EG members.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 1.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Education
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Paul Vare
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 14:09
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 14:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7296

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