Education for Sustainable Development

Abstract

The present academics in the undergraduate & graduate levels, particularly in the field of engineering & technology are contextualized to a specific subject area and less focused on experiential learning perhaps due the overcrowded curricula, limited resources for vocational training and lack of institutional drive and commitment. The academics should aim to prepare students to think critically and constructively about the practices of sustainable development and to have the knowledge and skills necessary to build a sustainable future. Sustainable development, stands for meeting the development needs of present generations. It focuses on environmental, economic & social issues and broadly captures the different dimensions of development. When exploring sustainability issues; teachers are encouraged to provide a range of experiential learning opportunities like industry-to-classroom interactions, internships, community services and taking study tours etc. Music can be used for relaxing muscle tension, changing pulse, and producing long-range memories which result in the development of thinking abilities and motivation for learning. Innovating a few divergent and novel ideas and solutions with creativity using some of the out-of-the-box settings for learning instead of the conventional classrooms have also been suggested.



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Balaji Gade, Indo American Institutions Technical Campus, India
Venkateswar Pujari, Indo American Institutions Technical Campus, India

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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