Book Chapter

Sustainability in humanities and social sciences education

J Kriewaldt

Place and Time: Teaching History, Geography and Social Sciences | Pearson | Published : 2018


Over the past 30 years, environmental sustainability has become a huge social. economic, political and educational issue. The pressing nature of this matter of global concern has led to the adoption of sustainable education as one of the three key priority areas for the Australian Curriculum. When it comes to sustainability, cross-curricular approaches at the school level make sense when we are talking about developing sustainable patterns of living that humanity will need to cope with the environmental problems faced by contemporary society and to deal with the needs of forthcoming generations. Ac the same time, the disciplinary perspectives provided by humanities and social sciences educat..

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