Sustainability has become an overarching priority in a world marked by ever-accelerating, exponential change. Notwithstanding the current focus on its environmental dimension, its scope extends far beyond the latter and is best described as the ability to steer change in such way that it leads to viable futures in all their dimensions – environmental, economic, social and cultural.
In this sense, sustainability cannot but be a top priority in every educators agenda, whatever their role and responsibility.
This seminar will give school leaders and other top-level educators an opportunity to debate educational strategies and share experiences on how to advance sustainability from both a curricular and a co curricular perspective, and to benefit from the insights of renowned international experts in this field.
Participants may expect to leave the seminar with a roadmap for developing an educational strategy on sustainability as well as with practical ideas for immediate implementation.
From an educational standpoint, the seminar will examine the possibilities and implications of sustainability in a holistic, integrated approach convering the following three domains:
Opening and welcome address
I. What do we mean by ‘sustainability’ (scope, mindset, challenges, trends)?
II. Educating the future generation of Changemakers
III. Revisiting the educational programme towards sustainability
IV. Leading educational organisations on a path to sustainability and prosperity
V. The way forward
This seminar is not a series of presentations about sustainability in education. It intends to be an opportunity for discussion, sharing and collective research in which participants have a very active participation and make a contribution compatible with the seniority of their positions.
The programme consists of a succession of interactive sessions along a path going from the diagnosis of key issues to the discussion of possible strategies and the selection of the most promising among them, taking into account the circumstances of each individual school.
Each programme block includes a joint session with an input on the main topic, followed by several break-out sessions dedicated to exploring its different facets and a joint debriefing at the end.
This seminar was designed jointly by Veritas International Training Center and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and benefits from the experience and expertise accumulated by the latter in the field of education for sustainability, as well as the involvement of some of its faculty as session facilitators together with several other speakers internationally renowned for their track record in this field.
Diana Conde Moure
Luís Veiga Martins
Miguel Alves Martins
The seminar will take place in Lisbon, in Universidade Nova Campus.
2nd November 2022
The registration fee includes lunches on Thursday 23rd and Friday 25th November and a social evening on Thursday.