Armin Lude | 9.11.2016

Educational pathways to education for sustainable development

Source: Milan Lude
Source: Milan Lude

Public talk | 09.11.2016 | 16:00 - 17:30 | Uni Freiburg | Tennenbacher Str. 4, 79106 Freiburg, Germany | Herderbau | Room 200.


About:  Prof. Armin Lude is a professor for biology and education at Ludwigsburg University of Education ( His work and research focusses mainly on innovative approaches to environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD; see and practice handbooks such as „Nachhaltigkeit erleben“, „Wildnisbildung“ and „Startkapital Natur“.   


Summary: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) delivers the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary for people to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. For this, key issues of sustainability challanges such as climate change, biodiversity and consumption are actively integrated into teaching and learning. Education for Sustainable Development should also involve participatory teaching to motivate and empower learners to actively change their behaviour and take action for sustainable living.


This talk will start with a brief history of different understandings of sustainability as a common basis for understanding and teaching Education for Sustainable Development. Thereafter, different available teaching approaches will be introduced and it will be pointed out how they intent to rise interest and motivation for sustainability behaviour within learners. Also, the practical implementation of Education for Sustainable Development and possible obstacles are discussed. Eventually, several examples of innovative practical ESD approaches are introduced, including simulation games, role plays and smartphone approaches.


This talk does not require registration. However, we would be very pleased if you would inform us about your possible visit here.