'INDUSTRY RESEARCH FORUM ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY'
'VET RESEARCH FORUM ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY'
What is the current status of Education for Sustainability in business and industry and how is the VET (Vocational and Educational Training) sector building capacity in this area?
What is current best practice in Education for Sustainability within business and industry? What is the VET sector contributing to this practice?
What are the research priorities in Education for Sustainability within business and industry? What are the research needs in VET?
Key stakeholders from the Australian industry and VET (Vocational and Educational Training) sectors were invited to attend Research Forums on the 20th and 21st of September 2004, respectively to consider these questions. The forums which provided an opportunity for dialogue in Education for Sustainability were commissioned by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage and the National Environmental Education Council. Participants were asked to address critical questions relating to Education for Sustainability. A synopsis of these dialogues is contained within two new reports recently released by ARIES:
ARIES (2004) Industry Research Forum on Education for Sustainability, Report to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage.
ARIES (2004) VET Research Forum on Education for Sustainability, Report to the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage.
The valuable information shared at these Forums assists with the definition of critical research priorities in these sectors. It allows for a broad understanding of the dynamics of the industry and VET sectors, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities in engaging Education for Sustainability. The Forums themselves served as a means of advancing Education for Sustainability in these sectors by promoting the dialogue surrounding sustainability, facilitating collaborative learning, participation and the development of cross-sectoral partnerships.
Electronic copies can be downloaded from the ARIES website at http://www.aries.mq.edu.au/news.htm and will soon be available on the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage website at http://www.deh.gov.au/education/
For further information in regard to the Research Dialogues, please contact:
Graduate School of the Environment
North Ryde 2109
Phone +61 2 9850 7950
Fax +61 2 9850 7972
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