Marco Rieckmann

Marco Rieckmann
Universität Vechta · Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Department of Education

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Introduction
Current research interests: - (higher) education for sustainable development - global education - sustainable university development - Higher Education Development - competence development and acquisition - teaching and learning processes and methods
Additional affiliations
March 2013 - present
Universität Vechta
Position
  • Research: Universität Vechta
Description
  • Junior Professor
July 2004 - February 2013
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Description
  • Research Fellow
Education
July 2004 - July 2010
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Field of study
  • Education Sciences
October 1998 - March 2004
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences

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Publications (296)
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Teacher educators prepare prospective teachers to deliver Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in schools. Lecturers’ personal perceptions of ESD guide them in this work. While there has been some research into lecturers’ perceptions of ESD in general, teacher educators as a group have been given scarcely any consideration. As groundwork for...
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Teacher Education for Sustainable Development (TESD) is a niche innovation in teacher education that empowers teachers to prepare learners to address global socio-environmental challenges. To advance the diffusion of this niche innovation into general teacher education, this article offers a systematic literature review based on a qualitative analy...
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Dieser Beitrag setzt sich mit der Beziehung und der Zusammenführung von zwei wichtigen Querschnittsanliegen auseinander: Globales Lernen und inklusive Bildung. Globales Lernen hat vor allem das Ziel, Personen zum Umgang mit globalen Herausforderungen und zur Gestaltung einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung zu befähigen. Inklusive Bildung priorisiert die M...
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Introduction: Responses to climate change requires critical, systemic and future thinking (Brundiers et al., 2021). Transformative pedagogy can both provide access to knowledge and enhance sustainability competencies (Rieckmann, 2018). Educational games are popular in climate change education (CCE) (Katsaliaki & Mustafee, 2015) and Wu and Lee (2015...
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Introduction: With regard to the engagement of companies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), studies indicate: While a high share of businesses (71%) are planning to engage with the SDGs, it seems more difficult to “embed the SDGs into strategy” (planned by 41% within five years), and especially tools for assessing a company’s impact on...
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Introduction: Progress in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) differs from school to school at the country level and internationally. The multilingual tool 'JUMP into a sustainable lifestyle', developed by partners from Estonia, Lithuania (lead), Germany and Scotland, aims to support sustainable school development. It enables schools to ide...
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Numerous conservation activities in Africa have been of little effect. In this study, we investigate socio-economic trade-offs that might have been overlooked, yet may undermine conservation action in discret pathways. Data was collected in three study sites with fragile forest ecosystems in south-eastern Kenya, through locally adapted structured s...
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This introductory chapter introduces the case for competences in education for sustainable development before going on to explore the concept of competence itself. Three types of competence are identified: a pragmatic understanding comprising a focused set of skills, knowledge and attitudes; a broader concept that aligns with the German Bildung tra...
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Educators play an important role in the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). However, they need to be qualified to work with the concept of ESD, acquiring specific competences to deal with sustainable development issues and to align their pedagogical practice with ESD. This chapter describes different frameworks and models...
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This volume highlights key moments and movements in this "competence turn" in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and explores the different ways in which competences have been conceptualized and implemented. By marshaling a dialogue between chapters and sections, the book provides a coherent whole that will become a key source on ESD comp...
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The purpose of this chapter is to explore international trends emerging in the field of ESE-TE research. The chapter aims to describe the evolution of ESE-TE research by identifying its defining characteristics and purposes, while analyzing what trends suggest for the field’s trajectory. This chapter highlights four aspects of these international t...
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This chapter takes stock of some of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic and relates these back to the core messages of this book. One ‘take away’ from this discussion is the possibility of rapid change, which echoes what is needed for education for sustainable development (ESD), another is the fact that people frequently claim to have learned thin...
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This chapter presents the implementation of an ESD academic staff training programme at the University of Vechta (Germany) with a particular focus on the development and assessment of ESD competences. It reports the results of a focus group with staff training participants, which discussed the ESD competence framework developed within the Erasmus+-...
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Las competencias de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (EDS) han sido objeto de amplios debates durante la última década. Se han desarrollado varios marcos de competencias, y el proyecto Erasmus+ “A Rounder Sense of Purpose” (RSP) se propuso establecer un marco de competencias profundo y práctico para su utilización en cualquier contexto e...
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Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) ist ein relativ junges Bildungskonzept, das sich in der Erziehungswissenschaft wie auch in der pädagogischen Praxis in den letzten 20 Jahren etabliert hat. Dieser Artikel reflektiert das Konzept einer BNE aus bildungstheoretischer Perspektive und beleuchtet Anschlussperspekti­ven zwischen BNE und ausgewählt...
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Das Erreichen einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung ist ohne Bildungsprozesse nicht denkbar. Die Relevanz von Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung wird auch in den Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) der Vereinten Nationen betont. Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung zielt darauf ab, Menschen zu befähigen, sich an den gesellschaftlichen Lern-, Verständigun...
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Global solidarity is paramount in times of global crises and essential in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Virtual School Garden Exchanges (VSGEs) link local gardening with global thinking. In VSGEs, elementary and secondary school students in different parts of the world exchange information about their school gardens and related topic...
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The SDGs Labs - Making the SDGs Our Business project is run by eight European partners from four countries (Austria, Germany, Italy and Portugal), and involves Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), companies and other stakeholders. It aims to integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the business practices of the agribusiness and f...
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Global solidarity is paramount in times of global crises and essential in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Virtual School Garden Exchanges (VSGEs) link local gardening with global thinking. In VSGEs, elementary and secondary school students in different parts of the world exchange information about their school gardens and related topic...
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Während aktuell die Bildungslandschaft immer noch eher durch einzelne BNE-Projekte gekennzeichnet ist, geht es nun um die Verankerung von BNE in den Strukturen. Bildungseinrichtungen sollten sich als Orte des Lernens und der Erfahrung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung verstehen und sollten daher alle ihre Prozesse an Prinzipien der Nachhaltigkeit au...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) have various opportunities to engage in and foster sustainable human progress. They can thus play a decisive role in promoting sustainable development (SD) by integrating sustainability as a cross-cutting principle in teaching, research, operations, and knowledge transfer. In this opinion paper, we reflect on se...
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Six experienced academic reviewers and editors explored the nature of quality in academic publication processes in the contexts of sustainability, education for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This article documents their exploration as a collaborative autoethnography structured around the authors’ personal reflections...
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Six experienced academic reviewers and editors explored the nature of quality in academic publication processes in the contexts of sustainability, education for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This article documents their exploration as a collaborative autoethnography structured around the authors’ personal reflections...
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Six experienced academic reviewers and editors explored the nature of quality in academic publication processes in the contexts of sustainability, education for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This article documents their exploration as a collaborative autoethnography structured around the authors’ personal reflections...
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La formación docente es un requisito fundamental para promover la Educación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (EDS) en la educación escolar. Los profesores son poderosos agentes de cambio para dar la respuesta educativa necesaria para lograr el desarrollo sustentable. La formación docente debe responder a este reto reorientándose hacia la EDS, tal y c...
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The effects of anthropogenic climate change have become increasingly prevalent. There is thus a need both to prevent climate change or soften its effects (mitigation) and to address and deal with effects that are already occurring (adaptation). To facilitate climate action in a creative way, new forms of collaboration are needed, which will lead to...
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Universities play an important role in promoting sustainable development. They can design learning settings in which students can develop sustainability competencies that enable them to initiate social change and promote sustainable development. Service Learning is a pedagogical approach that not only enables such competence development, but also c...
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This chapter describes the characteristics and features of the Ecuadorian education system, and discusses historical and social foundations, institutional and organizational principles, and educational trends and key issues. Our discussion of educational trends and key issues focuses in particular on the recent transformation of higher education an...
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Das Erreichen einer sozial und ökologisch nachhaltigen Entwicklung wird auch davon beeinflusst, was in unseren Schulen unterrichtet wird, und auf welche Art und Weise Bildungsprozesse gestaltet werden. Dies unterstreicht den Bedarf an Lehrer*innen, die über die Fähigkeiten und die Motivation verfügen, ihren Schüler*innen eine Bildung für nachhaltig...
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This chapter describes the characteristics and features of the Colombian education system and discusses historical and social foundations, institutional and organizational principles, educational trends, and key issues. The discussion of educational trends and key issues focuses in particular on approaches to educational inequality, the role of civ...
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Hundreds of sustainability programs have emerged at universities and colleges around the world over the past 2 decades. A prime question for employers, students, educators, and program administrators is what competencies these programs develop in students. This study explores convergence on competencies for sustainability programs. We conducted a D...
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This paper examines the vignettes from the perspective of Global Citizenship Education (GCE), with a particular focus on emancipatory and transformative learning in formal and informal settings. Taking reflection on the learning experiences and processes described in the vignettes as a basis, it develops and discusses five theses. This discussion h...
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El libro se propone como un espacio de análisis, construcción académica e investigación interdisciplinaria; en él se busca un cambio en el discurso y el paradigma en la educación superior actual. Se trata de pasar de una orientación de contenidos que se pregunta ¿qué temas o conceptos enseñar? a otra en la que la pregunta es ¿qué conocimientos, pro...
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El concepto de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sustentable tiene por objeto habilitar a los estudiantes para que sean capaces de contribuir a la transformación sustentable de la sociedad. Para aplicar este enfoque, los educadores deben estar involucrados y comprometidos con él y adquirir y desplegar 12 competencias propuestas por el proyecto europe...
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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) competences have been widely discussed over the past decade. A number of frameworks have been developed, and the Erasmus+ Project "A Rounder Sense of Purpose" (RSP) set out to establish a profound and practical framework of competences to be used in any European context to enable in-service and pre-servic...
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The design and use of competence frameworks and models for educators in Sustainability Education is a growing field of study that seeks to guide their professional development while identifying, examining, and assessing the competences they need. In this article we conduct a systematic review of the frameworks and models of sustainability competenc...
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Dieser Beitrag gibt zunächst einen Überblick über das Konzept der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE). Anschließend wird auf die Rolle von BNE für das Erreichen der SDGs eingegangen, und es wird der ganzheitliche BNE-Ansatz (Whole-Institution Approach) dargestellt. Am Beispiel der Universität Vechta wird abschließend veranschaulicht, wie der...
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The success of nature conservation strongly depends on the attitudes and awareness of people, as well as on the level of poverty, land scarcity, communication gaps, and governance structures. In this commentary we elaborate potential effects of inter-community differences on peoples´ attitudes towards nature conservation and the role of land manage...
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Protecting nature and securing human livelihood needs are very conflicting especially in biodiversity-rich areas of the Global South. The Taita Hills Cloud Forest (THCF) in Kenya remains one of the top biodiversity hotspots worldwide. Environmental data for the area has been studied for decades. Sociodemographic analyses on inequality have been con...
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The cross-sectional area of governance deals with the structural conditions and institutional mechanisms of higher education institution sustainability. The findings presented in this “Sustainability Governance at Higher Education Institutions” guide are based on the evaluation of a comprehensive empirical study conducted at the eleven participatin...
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Ya existe una larga experiencia en la aplicación de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (EDS) en las universidades. En particular, se utilizan enfoques pedagógicos participativos e interactivos, como por ejemplo el aprendizaje basado en proyectos y el aprendizaje por servicios. Debido a la pandemia de Covid-19, toda la enseñanza universitar...
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Dieser Beitrag gibt zunächst einen Überblick über das Konzept der Bildung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. Anschließend werden die SDGs näher beschrieben. Schließlich wird auf die Rolle von BNE für das Erreichen der SDGs eingegangen.
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Sustainability is an urgent developmental task for our society, and is attracting increasing attention. Therefore, also Higher education institutions (HEIs) are called upon to deal theoretically, conceptually, methodically, critically, and reflectively with the associated challenges and the processes and conditions of transformation in order to con...
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Achieving a socially and environmentally sustainable form of development has implications for what is taught in our schools and the way how education is conducted. This highlights the need for teachers who have the capabilities and motivation to offer their learners an education for sustainable development (ESD). In order for teachers to be able to...
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Role of Higher Education for Sustainable Development
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Die Coronapandemie sollte als Anlass für Veränderung genommen werden, um Bildung zukunftsfähig, inklusiv und gerecht zu gestalten, und uns damit auch besser auf die ebenfalls bereits gegenwärtige Klimakrise sowie andere zukünftige Krisen vorzubereiten.
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Um Schülerinnen und Schüler unter anderem durch Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) als Bestandteil politischer Bildung darin zu unterstützen, Kompetenzen für die Gestaltung der Welt von morgen zu entwickeln (Nachhaltigkeitskompetenzen), richtet sich zunächst der Blick darauf, welche Rahmenbedingungen Lehrerinnen und Lehrer antreffen, wenn si...
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Der Querschnittsbereich Governance beschäftigt sich mit den strukturellen Bedingungen und institutionellen Mechanismen hochschulischer Nachhaltigkeit. Die im vorliegenden Leitfaden „Nachhaltigkeitsgovernance an Hochschulen“ dargestellten Erkenntnisse basieren auf der Auswertung einer umfänglichen empirischen Studie, die an den elf beteiligten HOCHN...
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Das Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 „Hochwertige Bildung – Inklusive, gerechte und hochwertige Bildung gewährleisten und Möglichkeiten des lebenslangen Lernens für alle fördern“ bezieht sich gleichermaßen auf Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) und inklusive Bildung. Während BNE vor allem darauf zielt, Individuen zum Umgang mit einer nac...
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Special Issue in "Sustainability" (ISSN 2071-1050): "Higher Education Institutions and Sustainable Development – Implementing a Whole-Institution Approach" Guest Editor(s): Marco Rieckmann, Inka Bormann. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Higher_Education_Institutions_and_Sustainable_Development All articles can be accessed...
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Participatory forest management (PFM) is a major approach towards the reconciliation of biodiversity conservation and human livelihood needs. PFM was implemented around the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest (ASF), the largest remaining forest block of the East African coastal forest of southern Kenya, during the early 1990s. While forest cover has remained sta...
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Sustainable development practices in higher education institutions are diverse, with regard not only to the types of challenges that have to be addressed, but also to the forms of sustainability governance adopted by individual higher education institutions. This paper aims to reflect on the aspects of organizational culture that are particularly c...
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Este artículo explora el desempeño laboral de los emprendedores orientados hacia la sustentabilidad para poder proporcionar mejores entornos de aprendizaje en la educación superior para el emprendimiento orientado hacia la sustentabilidad (sustainability-driven entrepreneurship – SDE). Los emprendedores orientados hacia la sustentabilidad son actor...
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The project “SDGs Labs - Making the SDGs our business” is carried out by eight European partners from four countries (Austria, Germany, Italy and Portugal), involving Higher Education Institutions, businesses as well as other actors from the field. It aims at the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into business practices of...
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The paper aims to add to the discussion on sustainability governance in higher education institutions by examining the role of sustainability assessment and introducing an assessment tool inspired by systemic thinking and centered on a ‘governance equalizer’. It discusses recent research and argues that the complexity inherent in sustainability gov...
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Ziel dieses Beitrags ist es, die Relevanz des Themas „Wasser“, und damit insbesondere des Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 „Sauberes Wasser und sanitäre Einrichtungen“, für die Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE) deutlich zu machen und aufzuzeigen, mit welchen Ansätzen und Methoden dieses Thema in der Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung g...