Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development

Therese Hume*, John Barry

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This article attempts a broad characterization of environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD), and includes a short overview of the history of the field, key debates, the main approaches to ESD and EE, and a look toward the future. However, such a brief account should not be considered to be fully comprehensive, and can only be considered to provide a broad overview of the field from the authors’ perspectives
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Subtitle of host publication2nd Edition
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2015


  • Education for a sustainable future (ESF)
  • Education for sustainability (EfS)
  • Education for sustainable development (ESD)
  • Environmental education (EE)
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Resilience
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Unsustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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