Education for a Sustainable Future Benchmarks

From the Journal for Sustainability Education Website:

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Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning is released by The Journal of Sustainability Education and The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.  This 70 page account is authored by, and represents the current and best thinking of, forty-two scholars and practitioners of the field of Education for Sustainability (EfS).  The Benchmarks include the Big Ideas, Thinking Skills, Applied Knowledge, Dispositions, Actions, and Community Connections that define Education for Sustainability.  They embody essential elements that administrators, curriculum professionals, faculty, board and community members may adopt: to align goals; to self-assess performance; and to intentionally and effectively educate for the future we want by design. In addition, the Benchmarks embody a consensus within the field to demonstrate the impact of EfS and to catalyze wide spread implementation.