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ESD and Assessing the Quality of Education and Learning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, SWEDESD - The Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3978-9163
2015 (English)In: Responsible Living: Concepts, Education and Future Perspectives / [ed] Victoria W. Thoresen, Robert J. Didham, Jörgen Klein, Declan Doyle, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2015, 57-72 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Education is an essential component of three global development agendas, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Education for All (EFA) and the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  It is argued that focus on the quality and relevance of education can assist in the current process of renewing the three agendas.  During the last decade, ESD-based approaches and initiatives have shown to be able to produce quality learning outcomes, in formal school systems and other learning settings.  Two examples of effective ESD-inspired initiatives with teacher educators in Southern Africa and with multi-stakeholder city team in Southern Asia are described and their essential transformational features identified.  Proposals by the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) are an attempt at being more responsive to the quality dimension of education by broadening learning domains.  However, (international) high-stakes (international) testing instruments are not necessarily aligned with the needs of relevant and quality education.  The transformational ESD features show what can be done to make educational testing and assessment more inclusive, appropriate and useful.

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Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2015. 57-72 p.
Keyword [en]
education for sustainable development (ESD), education for all (EFA), sustainable development goals (SDG), education quality, multi-stakeholder approach, educational assessmen
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-247947DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15305-6ISBN: 978-3-319-15304-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-247947DiVA: diva2:798022
Available from: 2015-03-25 Created: 2015-03-25 Last updated: 2015-03-25

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