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In this section of the portal, you will find more information about Education for Sustainable Development. It is information that we considered relatively of medium level, reported to their complexity, and that is more likely useful to those who already worked a little in this area. Because some of the information has been written before or has been put together by other institutions too, we will offer you a compilation of documents and articles that will help you discover even more the specifics of Education for Sustainable Development. Most of them are elaborated by UNESCO and are in English, but some of the documents are also in Romanian.

What you will find different, in this document, is a chapter about the teachers’ competences, in the context of Education for Sustainable Development, but also criteria of quality for the schools that promote ESD. Of great help are also the good practice examples, in the areas: language and communication, mathematics and science, humans and society, arts, sports, technology, school counseling and orientation and others. The document is in ROMANIAN.

You can access the document here. 04. Ghid - Educatie pentru dezvoltare durabila

“Romania’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development, Horizons 2013-2020-2030” is elaborated by Romania’s Government, the Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry and, even though it is not exclusively dedicated to education, it refers to this field also, so it is indicated to consult it. The document is in ROMANIAN.

You can access the document here. Strategia Nationala pentru DD

Education for Sustainable Development can be an useful agent for school development, if you work in the educational system. In the document below, you will find reasons but also practical information of how and why to implement international projects. The authors present useful methods for partnerships between educational institutions that have as main theme ESD. The document is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. brosura ENSI_tools for ESD schools_engleza

In the document below, UNESCO refers to quality education, life skills and ESD, but also presents the ESD Decade, that took place between 2005 and 2014. The document is in ENGLISH.

LIPSESTE - You can access the document here. Contributing to a More Sustainable Future - Quality Education, Life Skills and ESD

About the ESD Decade refers the next document too. Although it passed, the information about this Decade is useful as good practice examples, but also for understanding the values that we wish to achieve by implementing the ESD activities. The document is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. DESD brief

UNESCO proposes a kit, an ensemble of instruments and techniques, of help in the ESD field. From definitions, principles and history, to reorienting education, challenges and barriers in ESD and public participation, this document approaches them all. Plus it is practice oriented and it proposes a lot of exercises that can be implemented in working with groups. The document is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit

Environmental education is an important part of Education for Sustainable Development (a long period of time they were actually confounded and overlapped), so it will be useful for you the following article about the key elements of efficient environmental education programs. The article is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. Elements of Effective Environmental Education Programs

Youth involvement in sustainable development is essential from many points of view. The next document presents learning and teaching tools of sustainable development in gymnasium school. The document is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. Engaging youth in Sustainable Development

From general information of what sustainable development represents to ideas for lesson plans and trainings, methods and exercises, the document below offers many useful materials. The document is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. Media as partners in ESD - A training and resource kit

The next document is a strategy for reforming the education, reported to sustainable development. It is just a proposal and not an official document. But it presents some problems of the education system and it proposes solutions that could be useful. The document is in ROMANIAN.

You can access the document here. Strategia de reforma in educatie in viziunea DD

Because it is important for youngsters (and future generations, in general) to be responsible consumers, this document was elaborated, with very useful and practical information, about the things that lead to a sustainable lifestyle. The document is in ENGLISH.

You can access the document here. Youth Exchange - training kit on responsible consumption