Achieving Sustainability Through Interdisciplinary Approach: An Analysis of Teacher Education Transformed Curriculum (77885)

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The concept of interdisciplinary approach is fast becoming a key instrument and more relevant in that it enables students to apply knowledge and skills across multiple disciplines in addressing sustainability challenges through multiple lenses. The fact that sustainability challenges frequently involve a variety of stakeholders and elements that have an impact on social, economic, and environmental issues, working within a group of people from varied backgrounds can be an effective means of problem solving. The study utilizes a desktop analysis of empirical studies to establish the contributions of interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development in teacher education. Findings revealed that interdisciplinary teaching is significant to both students and educators. It provides students with more opportunities for investigation and discovery as they are included in the learning process. In doing so, students improve their critical thinking abilities and acquire a more comprehensive understanding of the subjects. Additionally, it gives educators the chance to examine other philosophies and methods of instruction, which might result in learning that is more efficient. The findings further revealed that to collaborate effectively, experts and/or stakeholders from various backgrounds and disciplines need to pinpoint a particular problem and have a shared understanding of what is expected of them. Hence, an interdisciplinary approach enhances university students’ competencies in sustainability. The Namibian National Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development Policy stresses the need for capacity building in ESD in addressing complex sustainability challenges in an effort to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Eveline Omagano Anyolo, University of Namibia, Namibia
Anna Niitembu Hako, University of Namibia, Namibia
Sakaria M Iipinge, University of Namibia, Namibia

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Dr Eveline Omagano Anyolo is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at University of Namibia in Namibia

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00