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Exploring Sociology of Education in the Promotion of Sustainability Literacy in Higher Education

Version 1 : Received: 25 October 2018 / Approved: 25 October 2018 / Online: 25 October 2018 (16:31:16 CEST)

How to cite: Serpa, S.; Sá, M.J. Exploring Sociology of Education in the Promotion of Sustainability Literacy in Higher Education. Preprints 2018, 2018100614 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0614.v1). Serpa, S.; Sá, M.J. Exploring Sociology of Education in the Promotion of Sustainability Literacy in Higher Education. Preprints 2018, 2018100614 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0614.v1).

Abstract

Sustainability, sustainable development and education for sustainable development are increasingly central concepts, both in social practice and in the field of scientific knowledge. Sociology, and in particular Sociology of Education as a specialised Sociology, can provide relevant contributions in its promotion. This article aims to explore the importance of Sociology of Education in promoting sustainability literacy in higher education, using the Sustainable Development Goals and key competencies (United Nations and UNESCO) as the central reference in this field, and intends, thus, to become an added contribution for this discussion. The article seeks to demonstrate that the learning of sustainability literacy would benefit from the use of a sociological stance throughout this whole process that considers dimensions that are often not directly emphasised and articulated between each other, such as: interconnection of scale levels, sociological imagination, multi-paradigmatic nature, heuristic interdisciplinarity, reflexivity and use of Sociology for action.

Subject Areas

sustainability; sustainable development; education for sustainable development; sociology of education; sustainability literacy; higher education; sustainable development goals

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