Educational advances and trends for sustainable development: a research project on educational innovation
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Article: Educational advances and trends for sustainable development: a research project on educational innovation
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ABSTRACT: The employability of the population, their capacity to obtain and maintain a job, is a condition of possible sustainable development; a necessary but insufficient condition because the model also has other requirements and distinguishing features. Clearly, in this context, employability demands workers who embrace the principles and values of sustainability. Consequently, the teaching of what is becoming known in the context of our universities as “competences in sustainability” is a task that universities cannot neglect. This paper is based on the key competences in sustainability recommended by CADEP (Commission on Environmental Quality and Sustainable Development) as a teaching goal for university degrees. A competential matrix, including achievement indicators and performance levels, is presented as part of the teaching innovation line of the UNESCO Chair of Environmental Education and Sustainable Development of the UNED. Since these types of competences can operate as a transversal axis of the curriculum, we support the need to intensify the processes for embedding sustainability in the curricula, allowing us to imbue them with the principles and values of sustainable development. These processes are still emerging in our university teaching, despite the recognized international development of this research line and its growing presence on our national university scene.Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 08/2014; 139. DOI:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.08.060
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ABSTRACT: This work shows an educational innovation developed in an agrotechnical school, involved collaborative international networks, of environmental education, as The GLOBE Program and Environment On-Line which are based on the realization of environmental measurements, research and communication using ICT. For data analysis, processing, design and execution of research, students used metacognitive tools (concept maps and Gowin's Vee). After, they developed a multimedia presentation to disseminate their research. We performed a survey on the methodology employed and analyzed the results in terms of skills and gained knowledge during the research work.