CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN LITHUANIA

TitleCHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN LITHUANIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsUšeckienė, L, Targamadzė, V
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume4
Issue2
Start Page68-79
Date PublishedOctober/2005
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 452552
Keywordsproject-based teaching, strategic abilities, sustainable development education
Abstract

The establishment of a new personal approach and a current position on environment are the concerns of the scholars and educators in the majority of countries. Natural sciences on their own, although spreading broad but abstract knowledge of the world do not foster values and provisions essential for sustainable development education. In order to discover the ways and the scope of how sustainable development education has been introduced into educational programmes, the curricula of Bachelor and Master’s studies of the University of Klaipėda, the University of Šiauliai and Mykolas Romeris University have been revised. Assessment of postgraduate studies including the surveying of the staff dealing with the above mentioned curricula has been undertaken. The article discloses the issues relevant to higher education in Lithuania when encountering the problems of sustainable development education and takes a view on possible techniques of education as well as on the innovations of the curricula. The project-based technique applied for sustainable development education is a new, non-traditional way creating new opportunities of building up relationships between a student and an educator.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed