This book focuses on lifelong learning for sustainable development, an aspect that has been rarely explored in great detail. It also discusses methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which demonstrate how lifelong learning for sustainable development can be implemented in practice.
The book provides respecting research institutions, universities, NGOs, and enterprises with an opportunity to display and present their work in this field. It fosters the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the context of concerning initiatives, especially with regard to successful projects and best practices.
Professor Walter Leal Filho [BSc, PhD, DSC, DPhil, DL, DEd, DLit] is a professor at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the founding director of the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre, a recently created centre aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He has nearly 30 years of experience on matters related to sustainable development, and has in excess of 300 publications to his credit.
Prof Paul PACE [B.Ed. (Hons.), M.Ed., Ph.D.] is an associate professor in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and science education at the University of Malta. He is the founding director of the Centre for Environmental Education & Research. He served as chairperson of Malta's National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development; national co-ordinator for the Eco-Schools programme and the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Programme; and vice-chairperson of the Interdiocesan Commission for the Environment of the Maltese Archdiocese.
Dr. Mark Mifsud [B.Ed (Hons.), M.Sc., PhD, MiBiol, MIEEM, MiEnvSc, CBiol, CEnv, CSci, AMPS, ARPS] is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Education and Research at the University of Malta. He was previously co-ordinator of policy to the Minister of the Environment and Rural Affairs, and has international working experience in three continents. Mark has published in excess of 40 publications.
Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development - Is Adult Education Left Behind?.- Teacher's Competences in Sustainability During Lifelong Learning.- Empowerment for Sustainability in a Community Context: Lifelong Learning and Story of the Big 5 Community Tourism Forum, Koffiekraal/Brakkuil (South Africa).- Education for Sustainable Development in Non-formal Set-ups: Diagnosing a Culture of Inertia.- Lifelong Learning for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development in Pakistan.- Empowering Youths: An Alternative Learning Pathway for a Sustainable Future.- Empowering Youths as Lifelong Learners Through Education for Sustainable Development: A Critique from the Perspective of Maltese Youths.