Marco Rieckmann

Die Bedeutung von Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung für das Erreichen der Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, aim to provide a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous and just life for all, now and in the future. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) plays an important role in achieving the SDGs. ESD can foster the development of sustainability competencies that not only empower individuals to understand the full complexity of the SDGs, but also to make their own contribution to achieving the goals. At the same time, ESD can also facilitate specific learning outcomes needed to understand a specific SDG and to contribute to achieving that goal. The guide “Education for Sustainable Development Goals. Learning Objectives”, published by the UNESCO, offers diverse suggestions for such learning outcomes and how to foster them. For the development of the sustainability competencies and learning outcomes related to specific SDGs, an action-oriented, transformative pedagogy is needed.

Education for sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), transformative pedagogy