Continuing discussion about the preferable future visions and teachers’ ESD competences in Master’s program

From March 7-9, 2014 at Daugavpils University, first-year Master students of education (programme director ISE leading researcher, the director of Master’s program, Eridiana Oļehnoviča) are having their first intensive learning session on sustainability and sustainable education delivered by guest lecturer Dr Nick Clough from Bristol, UK.

Dr Clough is a long-term partner of ISE. His ties to the institution dates back to early 1990s when under the umbrella of Tempus project initiatives. This line of cooperation between Dr Clough and ISE still continues at the Institute of Sustainable Education. In the academic year 2011/2012 an idea was born to create an opportunity for Master students of education at Daugavpils University to benefit from Dr Clough’s wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated over decades of inspired and tireless educational work all over the globe. This is the third year of having Dr Clough as a guest lecturer to Master students in the study program in Education. The first session of the academic year 2012/2013 was held in December 2012.

Thematically, the learning session of 2014 was focused on researching educational actions that contribute to just and sustainable societies. Dr Clough explains his methodological approach to the course which aims to help students become inquirers into sustainable ways of living, learning and working for a better future. Reflection of the success of this approach is the shining-eyed enthusiasm of students who follow the course with eagerness and anticipation. ISE extends its warmest appreciation to Dr Clough for his educational contribution and hopes for many more fruitful years of cooperation in the future.