ATEE Spring University 2012
20 YEARS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER
The conference will be hosted by the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences,
May 3-5, 2012
Looking forward to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20 to be organised in 2012, we invite you to take part in the ATEE Spring University 2012 Conference „20 years for sustainable development: learning from each other“.
The global strategy for sustainable development, Agenda 21, was introduced in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. Education is crucial in achieving sustainable development: as it is stressed in the Agenda 21, Chapter 36, „Education, including formal education, public awareness and training should be recognized as a process by which human beings and societes can reach their fullest potential“. The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) seeks to ingrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all levels of education and learning.
The ATEE Spring University 2012 Conference aims to share the best practices in education for sustainable development (ESD) including:
Sustainable development topics, relevant to local circumstances and cultural environment;
Successful methods in developing ESD-related competences of learners;
New emerging competences of educators to be active in ESD;
Approaches to integrate ESD into school curriculum and non-formal education;
ESD in higher education;
Transformation of management of educational institutions according to sustainable development principles.
During the Conference a paper sessions and workshops are planned. If you know colleagues interested in the same topic as you are, you are welcome to suggest your theme for a workshop involving 3-4 inter-connected presentations.