2b. Educating for sustainability

Track Chairs:

Sandra Caeiro. Department of Science and Technology, Universidade Aberta and Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. scaeiro@uab.pt

Goals and objectives of the track


Education for sustainability ES has a very important role to contribute to the main theme of the ISDRS 2019 Conference. ES research and practices have had a great increase during the twenty last years, from campus operations, to curricula development and delivery, to sustainability assessment and communication, and to organisational change management. The aim of this track is to build upon previously published ES knowledge, enhance current practices, and propose innovative ideas to make societies more sustainable, and to contribute to more sustainable resources use in the future. We invite researchers, educational institutions, practitioners, and stakeholders committed to ES to this track in order to share your knowledge and experiences, and present your research activities in this topic.


Contributions from the following areas include, but are not limited, to the following themes:


  • Innovative and Inclusive approaches in sustainability science education;
  • Rethinking education for sustainable development theories, practices and approaches;
  • New competences and pedagogical models for education for sustainable development;
  • Stakeholder engagement and participation for education for sustainable development;
  • ES competence based teaching related to the Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030;
  • Drivers and barriers to ES implementation, and strategies to overcome resistance to sustainability implementation;
  • ES efforts to change attitudes, behaviours, and lifestyles;
  • Knowledge transfer and partnerships between academia, companies, civil society, and governments;
  • Explore sustainability knowledge/literacy acquisition at individual, institution country level;
  • Evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of Education for Sustainability actions and approaches at short, medium and long term;
  • Holistic integration of sustainable development into whole educational system, such as education, research, campus operations, outreach, assessment, reporting, on-campus life experiences, and educating-the-educators;
  • Integration of education for sustainable development in all educational chain from kindergarten to university and thereafter, in life-long learning and labour market; and
  • Integrated sustainability assessment tools and benchmarking of ES.


We invite all participants to build upon the many great works on ES already published, to explicitly state what their contribution to ES is, and how other researchers can learn from your experiences.

You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to setup an account first): http://isdrs2019.exordo.com
Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2018 31 January 2019