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Sustainable and Solidary Education

Reflections and Practices

Edited By Monica Tilea, Oana-Adriana Duţă and Alina Stela Reşceanu

This volume of thematic studies offers multifaceted interpretations of education for sustainable and solidary development (ESSD). It is a joint work of academics, teachers and researchers covering the domain of education from the perspective of economy, social sciences, language studies, communication and pedagogy. The authors propose a range of reflections and empirical studies which refer to: various means and methods for an effective teaching/learning process; transversal skills related to ESSD; and the importance of financial resources and quality assurance in education. The unitary and original endeavour of this volume establishes a common meeting point for devising up-to-date methods and practices across disciplines, with a view to supporting sustainable and solidary education.

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Learning Together in the Local Territory? Learning Territory and Education for Sustainable and Solidary Development: A Guidance Toolkit for Teachers (Marie-Françoise Olivier / Thierry Delavet)

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Marie-Françoise Olivier, Thierry Delavet

Learning Together in the Local Territory? Learning Territory and Education for Sustainable and Solidary Development: A Guidance Toolkit for Teachers

Abstract: Many authors agree that social issues, including education for sustainable and solidary development, require a global and complex approach, placing great importance on the local level and on the initiatives of stakeholders. This approach invites us to analyse the territory and the local environment, as well as envisage it as a place of learning. Thus, the concept of territoire apprenant [learning territory], seen as an organizational paradigm, assigns an active role to teachers, partners, families, etc. and helps renew teaching practices by designing collective learning approaches, such as the project-based approach. Starting from this, at the Académie de Grenoble, we have pursued the establishment of learning territories, one of which is placed within the essential realm of sustainable and solidary development. To begin with, by intertwining theoretical reflections and practical experiences, we shall deal with the construction of the learning territory. Then, we shall present the guidance/training toolkit that may help teachers and/or local partners to construct new learning situations with the tools they have at their disposal. The resource focuses on the main impact experienced at the participants’ level and especially on changes in the positioning of the teachers.

Keywords: creativity, cooperation, project-based approach, guidance-based training.

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