Yoko Mochizuki

Yoko Mochizuki
UNESCO · Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development

PhD

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Additional affiliations
April 2011 - April 2015
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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  • Programme Sepcialist

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Publications (30)
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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...
Technical Report
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This is a global review of digital textbooks and digital education media and resources conducted by UNESCO-MGIEP. It is based on a literature review, mapping of digital education resources in circulation, and case studies of implementation of digital education initiatives from different continents.
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To contribute to the meaningful implementation of SDG 4.7, UNESCO-MGIEP conducted a study to analyze the extent to which the ideals of SDG 4.7 are embodied in policies and curricula across 22 Asian countries. At one level, MGIEP aimed to establish benchmarks against which future progress can be assessed. It also argued forcefully that we must redef...
Technical Report
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Calls to gear up schools for the 21st century are ubiquitous today. International educational discourse hails the potential of ‘the youth dividend’ and digital technology for enhancing growth. Some Asian education systems are held up as models for an innovation-led utopian future. But across much of Asia, neither the reality of schooling nor the pa...
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The interconnected environmental, economic, social and political challenges facing humanity call for education that enables young people to engage creatively and responsibly with the world. More than ever, the quality of education is determined by whether students have access to content and pedagogy designed to help them learn to live together on a...
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The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connec...
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https://www.routledge.com/Educating-for-Sustainability-in-Japan-Fostering-resilient-communities/Singer-Gannon-Noguchi-Mochizuki/p/book/9781138885233 Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches are holistic and interdisciplinary, values-driven, participatory, multi-method, locally relevant and emphasize critical thinking and problem-solv...
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This chapter explores under-theorised relations between Education for Sustainable Development and Sustainability Science in the context of re-purposing higher education and research. It discusses potential synergies between Education for Sustainable Development and Sustainability Science first by examining them as global policy initiatives promoted...
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This article maps and explains Brazil’s policies, strategies, plans and initiatives related to Climate Change Education (CCE), in the overall context of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The case of Brazil offers useful insights on how to enhance climate response through education because of its unique st...
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Climate change education (CCE) is a new phenomenon which is gaining increasing significance in the work of international organizations and international non-governmental organizations. Based primarily on a cross-national desk study of national policy documents relevant to CCE in 17 countries, which was commissioned by UNESCO to gain a robust contex...
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Although the role of education in addressing the challenges of climate change is increasingly recognized, the education sector remains underutilized as a strategic resource to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Education stakeholders in many countries have yet to develop a coherent framework for climate change education (CCE). This article under...
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This case study on ESD and natural resource utilisation offers a good example of multi-stakeholder social learning for regional sustainable development based on partnerships between environmentalists and farmers. A citizen's movement to conserve a wetland evolved into a participatory programme for engaging with the community for the preservation of...
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This paper examines how education for sustainable development (ESD) can be concretely advanced using the theoretical approaches of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable livelihoods (SL). Five case examples illustrate a diverse set of strategic educational interventions focusing on: (1) education of specific organizational act...
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Preface to the special issue on Education for Sustainable Development
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to draw attention of the education for sustainable development (ESD) community to recent discussions on competence approaches and to examine the adequacy of a competence‐based model as the means of achieving educational and societal transformation towards sustainability. The paper analyses and highlights some im...
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This article serves as a position paper of a consortium of universities in the Asia-Pacific region working to address challenges of sustainable development and rapidly changing social, economic and natural environments. Member universities of ProSPER. Net (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network) have embarked on...
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As its major contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD, 2005–2014), the United Nations University (UNU) has promoted the establishment of Regional Centres of Expertise on education for sustainable development (RCEs) and their net-working to build innovative multistakeholder platforms for ESD locally...
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While the practice of what is called education for sustainable development (ESD) is increasing, there is no consensus on its precise definition. This article investigates the emergence of particular understandings of ESD and explores its implications for the local implementation of the United Nations Decade of ESD with a focus on the case of Japan....
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to offer an overview of the United Nations University's Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) initiative–the global process created to support the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005‐2014)–and discuss the roles of...
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Concerns have been expressed about the United Nations University's (UNU) Regional Centres of Expertise on education for sustainable development (RCE) initiative. While many have discussed RCE's contribution to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), there has been no attempt to contextualise the RCE initiative in...
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The concept of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been enthusiastically embraced by a diverse array of actors since it was first introduced by the United Nations University (UNU) in 2004. An RCE is conceived of as a ‘network’ of existing organisations of formal, nonformal and informal education,...
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At the Ninth Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention (Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat) in 2005, Kabukuri-numa and 259 hectares of surrounding rice fields were designated as a Ramsar site. This is the only Ramsar site which has ‘rice paddies’ in its official name, which marked...

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