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Design education for sustainability: identifying opportunities in Ireland’s second level education system

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Show simple item record Conway, Beineán Leahy, Keelin McMahon, Muireann 2021-10-05T10:47:57Z 2021-10-05T10:47:57Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Design Education for Sustainability has the potential to accelerate and encourage education that contributes to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (1) Arguably the potential of Design Education for Sustainability remains underutilized in Ireland’s second level education system. (2) This article reports on findings conducted as part of a research project which examines Education for Sustainable Development in Irish secondary school Design Education subjects. The research draws on data gathered through critical ethnographic interviews with teachers in practice. (3) The findings explored in this article are the barriers faced by educators in relation to the further integration of Education for Sustainable Development in Ireland’s Design Education subjects. These findings offer a unique insight into the realities of educators in progressing towards Design Education for Sustainability. (4) In identifying the challenges, this article offers a starting point to tackle the barriers associated with integrating sustainability in Design Education within the Irish second level education system. (5) The article concludes by identifying how these barriers can be tackled head on in order to progressively integrate Education for Sustainable Development in Design Education subjects. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability;13, 8711
dc.subject design education en_US
dc.subject technology education en_US
dc.subject post-primary en_US
dc.subject critical realism en_US
dc.subject SDGs en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject education for sustainable development en_US
dc.title Design education for sustainability: identifying opportunities in Ireland’s second level education system en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su13168711
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency en_US
dc.relation.projectid GOIPG/2019/3938 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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