Transformative approaches to sustainability

Davis, Julie M. (2013) Transformative approaches to sustainability. Bedrock, 18(1), pp. 14-15.

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How to live sustainably is a topic of local, national and international importance. The Australian National Curriculum (ACARA, 2011) identifies sustainability as a cross-disciplinary strand, obligating teachers to build sustainability into their pedagogical practices. In early childhood education, the Early Years Learning Framework (2009) and more recently, the National Quality Framework (2011) provide impetus for early childhood education for sustainably (ECEfS).

This article discusses ECEfS, but first, it addresses climate change putting this into a sustainability perspective.

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ID Code: 67680
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This is an edited version of an invited article.
Keywords: transformative education , early childhood education, sustainability, education for sustainability, young children
ISSN: 1326-7566
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2014 03:04
Last Modified: 05 May 2014 22:31

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