Innovation in the teaching of sustainable development in Europe: the case of ISLE Erasmus Network
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AbstractSustainable Development (SD) is one of the most widely used terms during the last years. It is a multidisciplinary concept, which applies mostly to life sciences but is not limited to them. Even though the short survey conducted by the authors revealed that there are only a few cases of Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) around Europe that provide programs dedicated to SD, it is obvious that there is a constant raise in the need for implementing courses related to SD in existing programs. This paper discusses the case study of I.S.L.E., an Erasmus Academic Network, which aims to use the existing knowledge and tools in the context of teaching sustainable development topics in Universities and HEIs around Europe as a basis, and elaborate further by introducing an innovative approach towards the improvement of teaching SD in HEIs, based on the current needs as they are identified by the actions of the Network.
The work presented in this paper has been funded with support by the European Commission, and more specifically the Erasmus Academic Network “I.S.L.E network: Innovation in the teaching of Sustainable Development in Life sciences in Europe” (14194177267-LLP-1-2010-1-FR-ERASMUSENWA) of the Erasmus Programme.
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