Looking for synergies: education for sustainable development and the Bologna Process

Fadeeva, Zinaida and Galkute, Laima, (2012). Looking for synergies: education for sustainable development and the Bologna Process. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 6(1), 91-100

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    Author Fadeeva, Zinaida
    Galkute, Laima
    Title Looking for synergies: education for sustainable development and the Bologna Process
    Appearing in Journal of Education for Sustainable Development   Check publisher's open access policy
    Volume 6
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2012-03
    Place of Publication Thousand Oaks
    Publisher Sage Publications
    Start page 91
    End page 100
    Abstract In defining quality of higher education, competences achieved by graduates are interpreted as essential criteria. There are two political processes in education dealing, among other issues, with competence development: the Bologna Process in European Higher Education Area and a global process—the United Nations (UN) Decade (2005–2014) of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This article presents the desired learning outcomes and the strategic principles for achieving them based on both the Bologna-2020 action lines and the UNECE Strategy for ESD as the regional strategy for the UN Decade. A possible interplay and synergy between these processes could bring a new insight to the development of the quality assurance concept within the Bologna Process. Key principles of ESD such as a value-orientation, a holistic approach, reflexivity and achieving transformation provide a learning philosophy and a strategy relevant to emerging qualities of the postmodern society.
    Keyword Higher education
    Education for sustainable development
    Bologna process
    Unece strategy for esd
    Competence development
    Copyright Holder Sage Publications
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 0973-4082
    DOI 10.1177/097340821100600115
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