Education for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Incorporating Key Elements
through Course Design

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Ann-Sofie Hermanson
Publisher: The WSB University in Poznan Press
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Studia Periegetica
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 1
Start page: 49
End page: 60


Sustainable development is a challenge worldwide. The nine states
located in the Baltic Sea Region, with different political systems, have
developed different ways of coping with environmental issues and incorporating
them in the national education systems. Early joint efforts to minimize these
differences undertaken by the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) and the Baltic
University Programme (BUP) to bridge these differences are impressive. Still,
we need to continue learning about environmental history, policy formulation
and current state of affairs in order to get ready for future challenges. With
respect to contemporary discussions on improving educational processes, the aim
of this paper is to present a good practice example of teaching at a BUP member
university, in the light of ESD principles. A specific course, Environmental
Politics, focusing on capacity-building for national environmental policies, is
scrutinized in order to find out how to engage students on this topic. The
findings suggest that structured discussions of environmental cases in small
seminar groups are conducive to teaching ESD at a BUP member university

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