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E-Learning and Education for Sustainability


Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho and Sandra S. Caeiro

This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development appeared, 2014 is the year where historical goals should be reached, since it is the last year of the United Nations Decade on ESD. Within this decade, research, projects and educational initiatives were developed and deliverables were achieved. Using e-learning is becoming widely accepted in formal and non-formal education proving to have the potential to be effective in expanding Education for Sustainability (EfS). Lifelong learning, adults’ education and the huge increase in the use of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) lead to e-learning’s significant role within the learning and education processes.
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About the Editors


Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro studied at the University of Aveiro and holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of Coimbra (both Portugal). He received his Aggregation in Biology at the Universidade Aberta (Portugal).

Walter Leal Filho is a trained biologist. He holds a PhD and a D.Sc. in environmental technology, plus honorary doctorates in environmental information. He is the Director of the Research and Transfer Centre Applications of Life Sciences at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany). He has authored, co-authored or edited over 70 books and has published over 200 papers on the subjects of environment, technology and innovation.

Sandra Sofia Caeiro holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), a Master in Science of Coastal Zones from the University of Aveiro and a Doctorate on Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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