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Title: Strategies and challenges of education for sustainable development in higher education Riga, 13.9.2007


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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher
educationRiga, 13.9.2007
  • Paula Lindroos
  • Director, PhD
  • Centre for Continuing Education, Åbo Akademi
    University
  • - Senior Adviser to Finnish Lead Party for
    Baltic21Education
  • - Chair of the Baltic 21 Ad-hoc working group on
    ESD

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • The Finnish vision and strategic lines for ESD
    in the education system are based on national
    education policy documents, the Baltic 21E
    programme, the ESD strategy of the United Nations
    Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the
    University Charter for Sustainable Development.

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Finlands national Commission on SD, led by Prime
    Minister Vanhanen, adopted a revised national
    strategy on sustainable development in June 2006.
  • In March 2002 the Ministry of Education appointed
    a Committee on Education for SD A national plan
    for launching the Baltic21E programme in Finland.
  • Strategy on ESD in February 2006, which serves as
    Finlands national action plan for the UN Decade
    of ESD (2005-2014, DESD).
  • This was the first national DESD strategy in
    Europe.

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • In line with the Baltic 21E, the promotion of SD
    has been incorporated in the following norms in
    the education sector
  • - the Development Plan for Education and
    Research 2003-2007.
  • - the national core curricula in basic and
    general and vocational upper secondary education
  • - the performance/target agreements between
    ministry of education and universities and
    polytechnics for the period 2004-2006

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Short overview of ESD in Finnish HE
  • EE in all universities
  • SD Study programmes in polytechnics
  • Courses, lectures at universities
  • MastersProgrammes
  • Focus on natural sciences
  • challenge to involve humanities, social
    and economic sciences
  • Challenges - Bologna process
  • Bachelors and Mastersprogrammes

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • The university perspective on ESD (1)
  • ESD just a new label on Environmental
    Education?
  • Focus is still very much on environmental issues
  • Difficulties to involve i.e. humanities, social
    science
  • ESD course arrangements at university
  • Multidisciplinary rather than interdisciplinary
  • Too many courses at the introduction level, and
    too few specialization courses.
  • Problems materials, teaching and learning
    methods, and - traditions

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • The university perspective on ESD (2)
  • ESD learning outcomes at university
  • In education for SD, the competencies needed
    include resource management, demand management
    and competence to handle conflicting interests
  • AND
  • Communication of uncertainty and risk, whereas
    traditional evolution of knowledge aims at
    minimizing uncertainty.
  • ESD as part of the 3rd mission?
  • In line with national legislation for HE, or eg.
    the Copernicus charter universities have a third
    mission parallel with research and education and
    which commits them to knowledge and technology
    transfer to other target groups.

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • SWOT for ESD in universities
  • Strength Weakness
  • - closeness to -
    absence of academic
  • development in society
    traditions, lack of materials
  • Opportunity Threat
  • -new teaching and -
    status of non-academic activities
  • learning approaches

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Baltic University Programme
  • The Programme promotes and supports universities
    and corresponding institutions in the development
    of the Baltic Sea Region towards peaceful
    cooperation, democracy and economic, social and
    ecological sustainable development.
  • Is a network of universities in all BSR
    countries, and all countries contribute to the
    production of courses and study materials.
  • www.balticuniv.uu.se
  • www.bup.fi

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Baltic 21 Education - Haga declaration 2000
  • Definition of ESD
  • ESD should be based on an integrated approach to
    economic, environmental and societal development
    and encompass a broad range of related issues
    such as democracy, gender equity and human
    rights. This broad approach should be recognised
    in both natural science and social science, and
    should complement and build on existing
    initiatives on environmental education.

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Baltic 21 Education sector Lead Parties, Finland
    and Lithuania, have advocated for Baltic
    University Programme to become a permanent expert
    organ for the whole Baltic21.
  • Baltic University Programme has national focal
    points/centres in all countries . The centres
    coordinate the activities in their countries and
    participate in the development of the programme
    together with the secretatiat at Uppsala
    University. Over the years the centres have
    developed considerable expertise in SD. Centres
    are supported by hosting university.
  • Strengthening of centres in each country will
    increase impact and visibility of ESD and the
    centres could become ESD resource centres in HE.
    Finland has supported the centre with project
    funding 2004-06 and 2007-09.

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Baltic21 Working Group on ESD
  • Strategic project Learning Arenas
  • Proposal to be submitted to Interreg IV BSR

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Strategies and challenges of education for
sustainable development in higher education
  • Interreg IV BSR Programme
  • Priority nr 1 Activity lines
  • Facilitation of networking and exchange of good
    practices on education and other policies
  • Srengthening of educational facilities and
    structures in higher education
  • Developing good practice examples.
  • Examples of strategic projects
  • Providing higher societal involvement to and
    raising awareness for innovations
  • Adapting education and further education systems
    to support sustainable BSR development.
  • Developing a long-term perspective on innovation
    culture in BSR

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