Are competences appropriate for educators of sustainability?

Vare, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-3182-9105 (2016) Are competences appropriate for educators of sustainability? In: Competence 2016, 19-21 October, 2016, Wageningen, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)

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Competences are widely seen as the answer to pinning down the contested field of education for sustainable development. This raises a number of issues highlighted by a current international project led by the University of Gloucestershire. We agree that competences are vital for sustainability but would stress that it is the unforeseen contexts and combinations in which competences are applied that makes them sustainable - or not. As educators for a more sustainable world, we need to recognise the limitations of 'everyday' competence discourse which is largely positivist in nature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educator competences
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Paul Vare
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:43

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