Equity In Higher Education And Sustainable Development In China by Minhui Chen

In this blog post, I aim to explore the issue of equity in higher education in mainland China from the perspective of sustainable development. The reason why I want to discuss this topic is that equity has become a worldwide concern in higher education system. Recent years, China has made stable progress in higher education conforming to the trend of the world. Read more

The Link Between Situational English Teaching and Sustainable Education by Juan Huang

Education for Sustainability implies the inclusion of core issues of sustainable development in teaching, such as climate change, disaster risk reduction, cultural diversity and so on. This cannot be achieved by technological solutions, political regulation or financial instruments alone. We need to change the way we think and act. This requires quality education and learning for sustainable development at all levels and in all social contexts. However, the current education in China usually focuses on theoretical knowledge, rather than developing students’ deep understanding of sustainable development through practical experience. Read more

Practicing Education For Sustainability In Primary School English Classroom Teaching In China by Youdan Zhang

Education for sustainability has developing into an important theme which gets increasing attention from all over the world in recent years. Generally speaking, education for sustainability aims to enable each citizen to acquire the attitudes and skills to build a sustainable future together. That means when practising education for sustainability, people should not only include core issues of sustainable development such as climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty eradication and sustainable consumption into teaching content, but also try to promote learners’ competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way in order to let them live responsible lives and address complex global challenges (http://en.unesco.org/themes/education-sustainable-development). Read more