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We are living in turbulent instances, our international is altering at accelerating velocity. details is all over the place, yet knowledge seems in brief provide whilst attempting to handle key inter-related demanding situations of our time akin to; runaway weather switch, the lack of biodiversity, the depletion of ordinary assets, the on-going homogenization of tradition, and emerging inequity. residing in such instances has implications for schooling and studying. This booklet explores the chances of designing and facilitating learning-based switch and transitions in the direction of sustainability. In 31 chapters individuals from internationally talk about (re)emerging sorts of studying that not just help in breaking down unsustainable exercises, kinds of governance, construction and intake, but additionally may also help create ones which are extra sustainable. The publication has been divided into 3 components: re-orienting technology and society, re-connecting humans and planet and re-imagining schooling and studying. this is often crucial analyzing for educators, academic designers, switch brokers, researchers, scholars, policymakers and marketers alike, who're considering the health and wellbeing of the planet and confident of our skill to do greater. The content material and similar matters should be mentioned at the weblog by way of editor Arjen Wals: 'We live in occasions of incertitude, complexity, and contestation, but additionally of connectivity, accountability, and new possibilities. This ebook analyses the implications of those instances for studying in formal, non-formal, and casual schooling. It explores the chances provided by means of the idea that of sustainability as a principal type of a holistic paradigm which harmonizes humans with Earth. to alter humans and to alter the area are interdependent strategies - this ebook contributes to both.' Moacir Gadotti, Director of Paulo Freire Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

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