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7th conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” 5-8 June 2009 Daugavpils University Latvia


The seventh international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) was held on May 5-8, 2009 and organised by the Institute of Sustainable Education of Daugavpils University. The sub-theme of the conference was “Research and Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development”, which allowed for a great diversity of contributions under the suggested sections of conference. Participants discussed such issues as phenomenology of ESD, research of ESD, reorientation of teacher education to address sustainability, sustainability in higher education, creation of research and educational environment in all levels of general education, ESD and e-learning, as well as Earth Charter as a framework and a multicultural approach to ESD.
The seventh international conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education” of the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) was held on May 5-8, 2009 and organised by the Institute of Sustainable Education of Daugavpils University. The sub-theme of the conference was “Research and Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development”, which allowed for a great diversity of contributions under the suggested sections of conference. Participants discussed such issues as phenomenology of ESD, research of ESD, reorientation of teacher education to address sustainability, sustainability in higher education, creation of research and educational environment in all levels of general education, ESD and e-learning, as well as Earth Charter as a framework and a multicultural approach to ESD.

The conference coincided with the publication of spring volume of JTEFS. Also, following a tradition established in 2006, all the participants of the conference became the members of the Baltic and Black sea Circle Consortium in educational research (BBCC) which had been created in 2005 during the 3rd conference at the Vechta University.