Title Nuove professionalità attraverso le Competenze per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile. New jobs throgh ESD competencies.
Project Number 2010-1-IT1-LEO05-01011
Product MANUAL: Education for Sustainable Develpment. A tool to design training courses
Title MANUAL: Education for Sustainable Develpment. A tool to design training courses
Product Type DVD
In the Education Systems a strong methodological competences requirement for designing and delivering training courses on Sustainable Development is emerging at European and international level. A growing demand for competences for a sustainable approach to development is also coming from the world of business, of public administration and of work: instances of Green Economy on one hand and of development policies on the other, involve all economic and governance levels.
Basic training on these issues therefore meets an essential requirement.
The project NJ ESD COM validated a training action for developing competences for designing and delivering training courses on Sustainable Development for target groups belonging to the three systems: Education and Training, Companies and Public Administration.
Purpose of the project was the dissemination of a basic culture on this topic, and the training action has been designed to be addressed to all teachers and trainers.
In the Education System a strong methodological competences requirement is emerging for the design and implementation of training actions in the field of sustainable development, in response to Ministries guidelines and in line
with the guidelines set at European and international level from UNECE (2005) and UNESCO in the framework of the Decade for Sustainable Development(2005-2014).
It is required to overcome the dichotomy between learning goals and educational objectives, and it is suggested the development of skills, and in particular of personal skills (Citizenship Skills),rather than only the contents, as the way to form aware and responsible citizens.
Those indications and the subsequent reflection on the need for a system action for the training of teachers of all disciplines, levels and grades of school, are one of the cornerstones of the project NJ ESD COM.
The other basic element identified is the growing demand for skills and
competences for a sustainable approach to development coming from the world of business, work and attainable thruogh Vocational Training.
The integration of economic, socio-cultural, environmental and governance issues which characterizes the approach to Sustainable Development, creates a system of interrelations and actions that recalls the need to spread competences and synergies among all development players.
Instances of Green Economy on one hand and those of development policies on the other, demand skills and competences for sustainable
development at all economic and governance levels.
The challenges that Humanity as a whole is facing pose complex and interrelated objectives for the achievement of which the EU attributes to the knowledge society a driving role.
“Even if the public authorities play a key role by ensuring a clear and long-term context, ultimately it will be up to the citizens and businesses to make changes in patterns of consumption and investment needed to achieve sustainable development”.
The sustainability of development is therefore a challenge and a commitment that involves the political and economical world of national and
local systems too.
and teachers aware of environmental issues and
Some studies by CEDeFoP, the European Centre for the Development
of Vocational Training, bring to light very well the strong demand in terms
of skills for a sustainable approach to development that is emerging
across Europe, in the economic world and in the labour market, both by
workers and by applicants.
It is reasonable to foresee that, as for skills in information technologies which became essential
for many aspects of working life, in the same way
the ecological expertise will become important for almost all jobs.
In this perspective at the moment it is estimate not to be a sufficient number of trainers and teachers aware of environmental issues and green tecnologies.
While the introduction of the themes of sustainable development in
school curricula will develop in future generations competences through
educational courses, all those who are engaged today in the world of work must be able to bridge this gap by getting them through training.
Basic training on these issues therefore meets an essential requirement to enable those who are currently the levers of development to be
able to confront and fit properly in this radical paradigm shift.
The objective of the project NJ ESD COM was to develop, test and validate a proposal for the construction of a training action, aimed at developing competences for designing and delivering training courses on
Sustainable Development, in line with the international debate which includes
the orientation to ethical values and the knowledge of contents that reflect issues of global change.
This proposal is the object of the manual, which is published in a printed and in a digital version.
This choice was supported by the intention to offer a real time usage of hyperlinks to documents and websites mentioned in the manual.
Since the issues related to Sustainable Development are characterized by continuous updating, easy and direct accessibility allows data and information to be always updated.
In the digital version numerous projections of slides are also included, ready to use for trainers.
The manual is protected by copyright. Information are available writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The objective of the project NJ ESD COM was to develop, test and validate a proposal for the construction of a training action, aimed at developing competences for designing and delivering training courses on Sustainable Development for target groups belonging to the three systems which can represent the levers of change: Education and Training, Companies and Public Administration systems.
Purpose of the project was the dissemination of a basic culture on this topic: for this reason the training action has been designed to be addressed to all teachers and trainers.
Result Many training courses are already been designed and structured on the basis of the Manual' indications, both for enterprises and for teachers.
Area of application Education and Training, Companies and Public Administration systems.