JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS03] [EE] Future Earth - Implementing Integrated Research for Sustainable Future

Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201A (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Yoshio Takahashi(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Makoto Taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Fumiko KASUGA(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Chairperson:yukio himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Chairperson:makoto taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[MIS03-12] Can we improve and strengthen school education for sustainability in Japan?

★Invited papers

*Yukio Himiyama1 (1.Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education)

Keywords:school education for sustainability, ESD, Future Earth

School education for sustainability should be improved and promoted at all levels, as it is the key to sustainable future of the country and the world. It is easy to say, difficult to do, but in Japan there are some hopeful signs of change within and around school education which are likely to improve the situation. The paper shows what those positive changes are, and discusses how they are made use of in order to improve school education for sustainability in Japan, and ultimately in the world. It is argued that Future Earth can, and should, be involved in such educational activities.