Nurturing Asian Networks for Post-Secondary Sustainability Education

This is a virtual presentation I am giving for the Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability 2014.
The paper is by Michelle Y. Merrill, Youngho Chang, Md Saidul Islam and Chang Chew Hung
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

About: The part of the world that reaches from India to Japan and China to Indonesia holds nearly half the current human population, and accounts for over one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet it is under-represented in publications on Education for Sustainability (EfS) in post-secondary education. This presentation examines the progress and context of EfS in southeast, southern and eastern Asia, based primarily on an analysis of the proceedings of the “Sustainability in Education: Pedagogical Themes and Practices in Asian Countries” workshop hosted at Nanyang Technological University in February 2014. It discusses the approaches and conclusions of scholars working in over a dozen countries (including most ASEAN members, plus China, India, Japan, and South Korea) on questions of pedagogy for sustainability in secondary and higher education. Strategies for strengthening the social network of EfS higher education practitioners in this region will be discussed, with a view toward nurturing this growing community of practice with the knowledge, skills, access and mindsets required to educate future generations for sustainability.

You may also want to check out my take on sustainability in video form.

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