A rounder sense of purpose: educator competences for sustainability and resilience

Millican, Richard ORCID: 0000-0001-7423-6428 and Vare, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-3182-9105 (2020) A rounder sense of purpose: educator competences for sustainability and resilience. In: Reconsidering Resilience in Education: An Exploration Using the Dynamic Interactive Model of Resilience. Springer, UK, pp. 199-212. ISBN 9783030492359

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Abstract

This chapter takes the premise that, in order to create a sustainable world, we need to repurpose and refocus the education system to better equip individuals with the ability to recognise what changes need to be made to move towards sustainability and then how to participate in the implementation of these changes. It argues that there is a close link between sustainability and resilience and that by equipping individuals in this way not only helps to create a sustainable and resilient world, but one in which resilient societies and individuals will emerge. It reports on an Erasmus project, A Rounder Sense of Purpose, that developed a set of educator competences for sustainability designed to help facilitate this process through appropriately trained educators. It then uses the Dynamic Interactive Model of Resilience (DIMoR) (ahmed Shafi et al., 2020) to analyse the role of the competences and to illustrate how they can help develop individual, societal and biodiversity protection and thus in the emergence of resilience.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Green Gown Award 2020 - this project won in the category 'Next Generation Learning and Skills'.
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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Education
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 12:11
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 09:02
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8720

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