Embedding sustainability education into your teaching

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7 Steps to: Embedding sustainability in your teaching


There is increasing awareness of social, economic and environmental issues such as climate change, economic vulnerability, social inequality and resource depletion. These issues are characterised by complexity, uncertainty and risk, requiring alternative approaches to problem solving that often challenge traditional ways of seeing and doing things (Sterling, 2012). This has led to calls for education that equips students with the competencies and graduate attributes that can enable them to contribute to a more sustainable future (Bone and Agombar, 2011). This is sustainability education, or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).


7 Steps Teaching guide:Embedding sustainability education into your teaching - an Education Development 2-page pdf guide in the 7 Steps series