Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22801
Title: Education for Sustainability and Pre-Service Teacher Education
Contributor(s): Kennelly A, Julie (author); Taylor, Neil (author)orcid ; Maxwell, Tom (author); Serow, Penelope A (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1017/aee.2012.9
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22801
Abstract: Aspects of environment are common topics in Australian primary schools. However Education for Sustainability (EfS), where students actively investigate the underlying causes of unsustainable practices and actively plan for and instigate change, is less well understood and less commonly practised. It cannot be assumed that pre-service teachers have the knowledge, skills and desire to incorporate EfS, as advocated in Australian policies, into their repertoires of practice, or, that they will acquire those skills as they gain teaching experience. Therefore for EfS to become an integral component of the primary school experience, carefully planned rather than ad hoc preparation for EfS is necessary in pre-service teacher education.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 28(1), p. 57-58
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0814-0626
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130103 Higher Education
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
HERDC Category Description: C4 Letter of Note
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