Education for sustainability is gradually moving from the edges towards the centre of school curriculum and therefore demands that teachers be prepared to take leadership in this area. We describe here the beginnings of a movement by the School of Education, University of South Australia, towards the development of ‘just and green teachers’. Particular reference is given to the development and presentation of course work designed to prepare teachers for leadership in sustainability practices in schools, within a wider, more slowly paced, framework of curriculum development with the School. We describe how we have used an integral approach to curriculum and pedagogical practices in a course that values knowing, feeling and doing. We conclude with reflections on successes and challenges for future development from the perspectives of the first cohort of students to take the course, and our own insights.
|Keywords:||Sustainability Education, Teacher Education, Tertiary Education|
Lecturer, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (DEAS), School of Education (Mawson Lakes Campus), University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Senior lecturer in science and mathematics education, School of Education, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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