2018
DOI: 10.20944/preprints201810.0614.v1
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Exploring Sociology of Education in the Promotion of Sustainability Literacy in Higher Education

Abstract: Sustainability, sustainable development and education for sustainable development are increasingly central concepts, both in social practice and in the field of scientific knowledge. Sociology, and in particular Sociology of Education as a specialised Sociology, can provide relevant contributions in its promotion. This article aims to explore the importance of Sociology of Education in promoting sustainability literacy in higher education, using the Sustainable Development Goals and key competencies (United Na… Show more

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“…Nowadays, this concept covers a wide range of areas. At the same time, the concept of sustainability emerges, which is a very fashionable topic today (Mensah, 2019;Serpa & Sá , 2019). This complex concept, which has many meanings, is defined by Sartori, Latrônico and Campos (2014, pp.…”
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“…Nowadays, this concept covers a wide range of areas. At the same time, the concept of sustainability emerges, which is a very fashionable topic today (Mensah, 2019;Serpa & Sá , 2019). This complex concept, which has many meanings, is defined by Sartori, Latrônico and Campos (2014, pp.…”
Section: Literacy In the Promotion Of Sustainability In A Digital Socmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Digital literacy is, thus, central to the development of sustainable literacy (Serpa & Sá , 2019), inasmuch that "the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that help compel an individual to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and allow him or her to make informed and effective decisions to this end" (Dé camps et al, 2017;in Serpa & Sá , 2019, p. 103).…”
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“…In this context, it is obvious that, in order to secure the future of the world, education must turn its face to sustainability, changing from transmissive to transformative learning, in order to better understand the ecological worldview and further contribute to ecologically sustainable societies [21]. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) documents [22] quoted by Reference [23], Education for Sustainable Development involves eight important key competencies for sustainability, including systems thinking competency, strategic competency, collaboration or the very important integrated problem-solving competency, which is the ability to develop viable, inclusive, and equitable options that promote sustainable development. UNESCO demonstrates that education is vital to promoting sustainable development goals (SDGs) and sustainability skills and proposes 17 such SDGs, among which we can mention, in close connection with the topic of this article, SDG 4, on quality education, the provision of inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all, as well as SDG 8, on decent work and growth, promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all [22,24].…”
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