Competences to Deal With the Sustainable Development Goals


The sustainable development goals run the risk to be only present in the official discourses without an effective integration in the research and innovation practice. UNESCO and EU have developed competence frameworks for sustainable development education, but these are strongly focused on formal and non-formal education environments. But learning in innovation processes is intentional informal learning, requiring procedures of competence development more adequate to adult learning and open innovation processes. The implications in science-based innovation processes suggest conceiving them as amutual learning processes between the multiple actors involved. In any sustainable innovation process, the objective is the development of sustainable competences to promote not only the innovation envisaged but also social innovation promoting sustainable understanding of the relation between human beings and their ecological and social environment. However, a weakness of the responsible research and innovation processes is that it leaves aside the responsibility. Just limited (and vague) references to the human rights and ethical standards valid in the EU is not enough. We developed (and used and prepare material) 64 individual competences. The competence atlas was used for the development of a flexible framework for sustainable competence as a tool for the tailored design of learning programs in areas three key areas: water management, waste management and environmental protection. As innovation process learning it should be open, but oriented to specific goals, including the implications derived from public engagement. The triple, quadruple, and quintuple helix approaches of expressed well these challenges.

Author Information
Laureano Jiménez Esteller, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Karsten Krüger, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Alba Molas Cardona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Paper Information
Conference: BCE2023
Stream: Adult

This paper is part of the BCE2023 Conference Proceedings (View)
Full Paper
View / Download the full paper in a new tab/window

To cite this article:
Esteller L., Krüger K., & Cardona A. (2023) Competences to Deal With the Sustainable Development Goals ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
To link to this article:

Comments & Feedback

Place a comment using your LinkedIn profile


Share on activity feed

Powered by WP LinkPress

Share this Research

Posted by James Alexander Gordon