Reflections on ESD in UK Schools

Martin, Stephen, Dillon, James, Higgins, Peter, Strachan, Glenn and Vare, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-3182-9105 (2015) Reflections on ESD in UK Schools. In: Schooling for Sustainable Development in Europe. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 335-360. ISBN 9783319095509

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Part of a volume covering education for sustainable development (ESD) in European school systems. This chapter provides a review of the progress of ESD in schools over the course of the UN Decade in each of the UK's devolved administrations, including an analysis of current practice. It draws on evidence from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It sets out some of the key characteristics of current practice in schools in each jurisdiction, particularly focussing on the close interplay between each nation's policy on ESD and its impact on practice. The authors note some divergence among the four jurisdictions, with ESD practice in England for example, continuing to develop despite current education reform. The chapter focuses on how good practice in the various formal and informal curriculum contexts impacts on learner outcomes and the overall quality and standards of a school's provision as evidenced through independent school inspection and self–assessment processes. The chapter analyses some of the opportunities ESD offers students in furthering their understanding and skills to enable them to live and work in a more sustainable way–now and in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Paul Vare
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:43

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