The Future of Education

Edition 14

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Artistic and Cultural Education for Sustainable Development:Examples from Around the Globe and What We Can Learn from Them

Peiqi Ye, East China Normal University (China)


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is considered an important partner for all stakeholders when it comes to “Education for Sustainable Development” (ESD) as well as arts education.The first part gives an introduction into the background of the discussion on arts education and ESD within the framework of UNESCO and UN.The second part presents and analyzes examples contributed by arts education stakeholders around the world. The third part attempts to systematize the lesson that can be learned from these examples. It also proposes a first, preliminary grid or framework as a base for a “sustainable arts education” to be developed in the future.

Keywords  Sustainable Development,Arts Education, ESD

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[2]UNESCO. (2010). The Seoul agenda: Goals for the development of arts education.
[3]Lindström, L. (2012). Aesthetic learning about, in, with and through the arts: A curriculum study. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 31(2), 166–179.
[4]United Nations. (2015). Transforming our world: The 2030 agenda for sustainable development.


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