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Sustainability, Human Well-Being, and the Future of Education

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-319-78580-6

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This book explores the key dimensions of a future education system designed to enable individuals, schools, and communities to achieve the twin twenty-first century challenges of sustainability and human well-being. For much of the twentieth century, Western education systems prepared students to enter the workforce, contribute to society and succeed in relatively predictable contexts. Today, people are at the controls of the planet—making decisions that are dramatically reshaping social, economic, and environmental systems at a global scale.The chapter authors explore various aspects of learning and education system design through the lenses of sustainability and human well-being to evaluate how our understanding and practice of education must transform.

Subject: Education, future studies, lifelong learning, globalization, Equitable Communities of Inquiry, Kaospilot Environmental and Sustainability, Educational Policy and Politics, educational Philosophy