Mapping the relationship between higher education and sustainable development

Title: Mapping the relationship between higher education and sustainable development
Source document: Studia paedagogica. 2015, vol. 20, iss. 4, pp. [71]-84
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    1803-7437 (print)
    2336-4521 (online)
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The article presents different approaches to the relationship between higher education and sustainable development. Its purpose is firstly to provide an overview of four main approaches to this relationship and their key conflicts. Secondly, it argues that the approach "lifelong learning skills for a resilient life" is beginning to establish itself as part of a main conflict with the approach "necessary knowledge for a secured life." That is to say that these two approaches to the question of the relationship between higher education and sustainable development are in conflict with each other and with understanding of higher education, in casu with the curriculum and assessment activity of the university, as well as with sustainable development. This gives rise to very different conditions for future forms of life and learning inside, as well as outside, higher education.
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