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Core Themes of EE
- 1. Lifelong learning
The potential for learning about sustainability throughout one's life exists both within formal and nonformal educational settings.
- 2. Interdisciplinary approaches
Education for sustainability provides a unique theme to integrate content and issues across disciplines and curricula.
- 3. Systems thinking
Learning about sustainability offers an opportunity to develop and exercise integrated systems approaches.
- 4. Partnerships
Partnerships forged between educational institutions and the broader community are key to advancing education for sustainability.
- 5. Multicultural perspectives
Achieving sustainability is dependent upon an understanding of diverse cultural perspectives and approaches to problem solving.
- 6. Empowerment
Lifelong learning, interdisciplinary approaches, systems thinking, partnerships, and multicultural perspectives empower individuals and institutions to contribute to
These underlying themes lay the foundation for a set of strategic actions and initiatives outlined in report, "Education for Sustainability: An Agenda for Action" This report was produced at a meeting held in San Francisco, California, in 1994.