This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development appeared, 2014 is the year where historical goals should be reached, since it is the last year of the United Nations Decade on ESD. Within this decade, research, projects and educational initiatives were developed and deliverables were achieved. Using e-learning is becoming widely accepted in formal and non-formal education proving to have the potential to be effective in expanding Education for Sustainability (EfS). Lifelong learning, adults' education and the huge increase in the use of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) lead to e-learning's significant role within the learning and education processes.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
Edition: New edition
"This collection of essays is exceptionally well organised, from conceptual overviews of e-learning and its potential in sustainability education to its implementation from the classroom level to the national level, coming full-circle back to the conceptual once again in the final chapters."
(Michael McVey, International Review of Education 62/1 2016)