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Mapping Education for Sustainability in the Nordic Countries

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor Háskólinn á Akureyri
dc.contributor University of Akureyri
dc.contributor.author Jónsson, Ólafur Páll
dc.contributor.author Guðmundsson, Bragi
dc.contributor.author Øyehaug, Anne Bergliot
dc.contributor.author Didham, Robert James
dc.contributor.author Wolff, Lili-Ann
dc.contributor.author Bengtsson, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Lysgaard, Jonas Andreasen
dc.contributor.author Gunnarsdóttir, Bryndís Sóley
dc.contributor.author Árnadóttir, Sólveig María
dc.contributor.author Rømoen, Jørgen
dc.contributor.author Sund, Marianne
dc.contributor.author Cockerell, Emelie
dc.contributor.author Plummer, Paul
dc.contributor.author Brückner, Mathilda
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-12T10:42:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-12T10:42:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-09
dc.identifier.citation Jónsson, Ó. P., Guðmundsson, B., Øyehaug, A. B., Didham, R. J., Wolff, L.-A., Bengtsson, S., Lysgaard, J. A., Gunnarsdóttir, B. S., Árnadóttir, S. M., Rømoen, J., Sund, M., Cockerell, E., Plummer, P., & Brückner, M. (2021). Mapping Education for Sustainability in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. https://doi.org/10.6027/temanord2021-511
dc.identifier.isbn 9789289369534
dc.identifier.issn 0908-6692
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2498
dc.description.abstract This report presents some of the main results of research conducted on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Nordic countries – one of Iceland’s presidency projects for the Nordic Council of Ministers initiated in 2019 under the heading A Common Path (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2018). Iceland’s presidency focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) with special attention to young people. This was emphasised by the Prime Minister of Iceland and the Minister for Nordic Cooperation who introduced the projects. The Icelandic Presidency will focus on issues concerning young people in the Nordic region – the generation born around the turn of the century beginning to make its way in life. We want to listen to young people and support projects that promote education, culture and health. (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2018, p. 5) The project presented in this report concerns the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 in compulsory education in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The aim was both to receive an overview of how well each of the Nordic countries had integrated the UNSDGs into their educational policies and practices. There are seventeen UNSDGs; Goal 4 concerns education specifically. The sub-goal on which we focused our research was UNSDG 4.7 which states: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development. As one can immediately see, the goal is broad and, therefore, a thorough mapping of its implementation was outside of the present project’s scope. However, we attempt to outline a picture of how things stand in the Nordic countries, looking at legislation, curriculum, teacher education, and local implementation with the aim of identifying a “Nordic Perspective”. We try to bring out not only how things stand in each country, but also to shed light on what is common and where things differ. The more we have worked on this, the more we are painfully aware of how our work does little more than scratch the surface. But in order to go deeper, one has to begin by scratching the surface. We hope that what we present here goes a little further than the bare surface and, more importantly, will help others to continue to dig deeper.
dc.description.sponsorship Nordic Council of Ministers
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Nordic Council of Ministers
dc.relation.ispartofseries TemaNord;511
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Educational policy
dc.subject Teacher education
dc.subject Nordic countries
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Norðurlönd
dc.subject Ísland
dc.subject Menntun
dc.subject Menntastefna
dc.subject Kennaramenntun
dc.subject Sjálfbærni
dc.title Mapping Education for Sustainability in the Nordic Countries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/book
dcterms.license CC BY 4.0
dc.description.version Edited
dc.identifier.journal TemaNord
dc.identifier.doi 10.6027/temanord2021-511
dc.relation.url https://www.norden.org/en/publication/mapping-education-sustainability-nordic-countries
dc.contributor.department Kennaradeild (HA)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Education (UA)
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of education (UI)
dc.contributor.school Hug- og félagsvísindasvið (HA)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities and Social Sciences (UA)

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