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he creation of a more sustainable world requires learning, and not just any learning, but learning that leads to a new kind of thinking, with alternative values and co-created, creative solutions, co-owned by more reflexive citizens, living in a more reflexive and resilient society. Examples of such learning include: ICT-supported citizen science, arts-based sustainability education, hybrid learning in vital coalitions and whole school approaches.
This workshop will explore such learning-based innovations that can help people reconnect with each other and the planet by critically examining their local realities and the globalizing forces that affect these realities, while working on meaningful and ethical socio-ecological outcomes. The rising popularity of ‘sustainability’ in science, society and the world of business could easily turn sustainability into a ‘catch-all’ concept, stripped from its original intent. To avoid this, ESD needs to reclaim a focus on the well-being of people and planet.