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MedUnNET: Mediterranean professional development network for ESD

Organisations: University of Athens, UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development, Management and Education in the Mediterranean, Greece
MIO-ECSDE/MedIES Network, Greece

Authors: Prof Michael Scoullos, University of Athens, Greece,
Vicky Malotidi, MIO-ECSDE/MEdIES Network

Description

This example is taken from the UE4SD Leading Practice Publication, 2015.

The MedUnNET: Mediterranean Professional Development Network for ESD comprises 20 member Universities from 15 Mediterranean countries promoting ESD in university programs, departments and facilities of the region. The Network focuses on developing ESD competences of university staff by means of training events: seminars, workshps, summer schools, etc.

ESD Focus

The Network promote ESD competences based on the UNECE framework supporting (i) holistic approach in the educator’s teaching approaches, (ii) envisioning change from unsustainable practices, and (iii) transformative pedagogy.

Professional Development Approach

The Network provides staff with professional learning and curriculum development in ESD, through the combination of theory and practice in a given structure: first work in groups, discussions, etc., followed by a theoretical lecture and concluded with practical discussion on how to integrate the new knowledge in practice.

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