Sustainability Education and Recent Debates on Climate Change

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In the beginning of 1860s John Tyndall was discovered Carbon dioxide's heat-trapping properties (Chivers, D. 2011). From that time scientists from educational, political and philosophical ideologies fields have been appeared with different points of view Hicks, D. (2007). Some of those scientists are requesting urgent support to climate change situation Chivers, D. (2011). While on the other hand another advocates minimize the importance of climate change situation Chivers, D. (2011). These conflicts have made an increasing number of debates between scientists. This caused born of new studies, articles, researches and approach called sustainability education. (Thomas et al. (2007) sighted in Hicks, D. (2007). The relationship between recent debates on climate change and sustainability education is quite complicated. In this essay, I will examine the relationship educationally between the sustainability education and recent debates on climate change into two stages. Firstly, I will examine the influence of recent debates on climate change on sustainability education. Then, I will mention the effects of sustainability education on recent debates. These recent debates on climate change have made huge effects on sustainability education. And here I will examine the educational face only, but firstly; I will define the sustainability education. Sustainability means education for sustainable development enables pupils to develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and values to participate in decisions about the way we do things individually and collectively, both locally and globally that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future. There are opportunities for pupils to develop their unde... ... middle of paper ... ...will show up, and vice versa. References: 1. Tyndall, J (1861), ‘On the absorption and radiation of heat by gases and vapors, and on the physical connexion of radiation, absorption, and conduction’ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol 151, Part I. 2. Chivers, D. (2011) ‘Switching off denial: A guide’ in New Internationalist, 442, May, pp14-21. Link: http://www.newint.org/features/2011/05/01/guide-to-climate-change-denial-debunking-climate-skeptic-myths/ 3. Hegarty, K. et al (2011) Insights into the value of a ‘stand‐alone’ course for sustainability education in Environmental Education Research, 17:4, 451-469. Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2010.547931 4. Hicks, D. (2007) Education for sustainability: how should we deal with climate change 29 July 2011, pp1-10 Link: http://www.teaching4abetterworld.co.uk/docs/download4.pdf
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