Valorizing Integrated and Action-Oriented Education for Sustainable Development at School
Learning outcomes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) usually reflect a change in learners' knowledge about sustainability issues, but rarely translate into increased attitudes or competences to address sustainable development effectively as well. Although there is a growing consensus about what ESD's learning outcomes should be, there is no consensus yet on how to measure them. There is also a lacune when it comes to empirics about how those outcomes could be achieved within ESD, if It is about education practice and policy.
VALIES has the ambition to fill those gaps. The central parts of the project are:
- studying the critical success factors for the successful implementation of integrated and action-oriented ESD in Flemish schools
- to operationalize or measure ESD's learning outcomes (action competencies)
- to develop and study the effectiveness of educational tools that want to stimulate action competencies