Sustainability Pedagogy in Practice: An Example from Health Education
Languages of publication
At the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, the period between 2005 and 2015 was declared to be the decade of sustainability. Therefore, it is important to see the implementation of sustainability pedagogy come to the fore in every country. Putting this into practice may lead to hardships for headmasters and teachers in schools. This process requires changes in behavior and approaches, besides, the development of certain students' skills have to be considered that the institutions have not perceived as their duty so far. To implement the idea of sustainability in education, in every country from elementary to higher education, properly trained and prepared teachers are needed. Post-graduate teacher training, international interchange of experience have to be stressed. Furthermore, to understand the content of sustainability and put it into everyday practice in schools, the activities have to be fact-based, with clear directions and have easily available teacher aids. The article demonstrates method how to implement projects related to healthy nutrition.
- Antal, M., Nagy, K. & Bíró, L. (2003) National representative survey on secondary school students' eating habits and lifestyles. Medical Journal, 33, 1631-1636.
- Barna, M. (1996) Nutrition and Diet. Budapest: Medicina.
- Brundtland, G.H. (Chair) (1987) Our Common Future. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Orr, D. (1998) Opening speech of NAAEE Annual Conference in 1998. Environmental Communicator, 6-7, 1-14.
- UNESCO (2002) Education on Sustainability From Rio to Johannesburg: Lessons Learnt from a Decade of Commitment. Paris.
- Harris, F. (ed.) (2004) Global Environmental Issues. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Chichester.
- Havas, P., Széplaki, N. & Varga, A. (2004) The practice of environmental education in Hungary. New Pedagogical Survey, 1, 12-25.
- Havas, P. (2001) Elements of sustainability pedagogy. New Pedagogical Survey, 9, 3-15.
- Lakatos, G. (2002) System evaluation in the education of sustainable development in Hungary. Journal of Teacher Education and Training, 1, 20-27.
- Meleg, C. (2002) Health education in school: Rephrasing an exercise. Hungarian Pedagogy, 102(1), 11-29.
- Miles, G. & Eid, S. (1997) The dietary habits of young people. Nursery Times, 93, 46-48.
- Resnicow, K. (1991) The relationship between breakfast habits and plasma cholesterol levels in schoolchildren. Journal of School Health, 61, 81-85.
- Tbilisi Manifesto (2000) Hungarian Environmental Education Association. Budapest.
- Wheeler, K.A. & Bijur, A.P. (2000) Education for a Sustainable Future: A Paradigm of Hope for the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Press.
Publication order reference