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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B53/S22.101

STRATEGIES TO ASSURE A HOLISTIC EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

I. Tulbure
Thursday 1 October 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-41-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book5 Vol. 3, 785-792 pp

ABSTRACT
In the context of holistic education for sustainable development some progress have been made in the last time in this field in several countries on European level, but not only in Europe. In the last time it seems to be a consent among scientists and politicians that especially the engineering education should in the future take into consideration the newer developments, not only in technological or economic field, but also in environmental and social ones. Independently in which degree programme are engineering students registered, they have to hear lectures in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development. The idea is to teach them how to concretely apply sustainable development in the daily professional live. In some Eastern European universities the situation regarding modernizing the engineering education is starting to make progress. An example is the situation at the University “1 Decembrie 1918” in Alba Iulia, where students being registered in the bachelor programme of environmental engineering are hearing lectures about Strategies for Sustainable Development. Another example is the situation at the University Politehnica in Bucharest, where students registered in the master programme of industrial engineering are hearing lectures in the field of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development.

Keywords: Holistic Education, Sustainable Development, Cultural Aspects, Rebound-Effects, Regional Differences