Achieving Resiliency Through Sustainable Literacy

Deshmukh, V. (2017). Achieving resiliency through sustainable literacy. In W. L. Filho, U. M. Azeiteiro, F. Alves, & P. Molthan-Hill [Eds.] Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education (pp. 3-13). Springer International Publishing.

Abstract: Some of the holistic approaches to knowledge need to include inter-disciplinarity across subjects, creative and critical thinking and systemic thinking, value explicitness and ethical concerns, solving real world problems, collaborative and participatory approaches, experiential learning, reflexive learning, etc. A sustainably literate person is one who is expected to understand sustainable ways of doing things, individually and collectively, have sufficient knowledge and skills to decide and act in a way that favours sustainability and adaptability with resilience. Academic Institutions need to abandon long-established traditions of academic isolation and become active contributors to sustainability through innovative teaching, research and outreach. Collaborative strategies should be explored as a means to keep pace with accelerated advancement and resource sharing. Integrating actions of conservation and human development, satisfying basic human needs, achieving equality and social justice for all, facilitating social self-determination and cultural diversity, managing legacy for future generations, maintaining ecological integrity, developing new technologies and product manufacturing processes are some of the goals which can lead to sustainability. Value education develops our wisdom, and gives us the power to differentiate between right and wrong. Today, value education is the prime need of the universe for developing of the feeling of universal brotherhood. The scope of value education is wide, and nobody can ignore its importance. We need the education that relates human beings with the feeling that we are one and so we should respect each other. This paper outlines the necessity of networking and alliances of educational institutions to re-orient education towards value-based education, intercultural education, designing integrated curricula, quality education, inclusive education, and delivery of effective programs and creative engagement of students. It highlights the need for building sustainable goals and approaches for innovative education. A better connect of students with the society is required so that they can sustain and adapt, while moving along the society on the development path. Value based education and a better connect with other educational institutions and peers are also needed to become resilient and effectively overcome difficulties and disturbances.

Read the chapter: Deshmukh, V. (2017). Achieving resiliency through sustainable literacy. In W. L. Filho, U. M. Azeiteiro, F. Alves, & P. Molthan-Hill [Eds.] Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education (pp. 3-13). Springer International Publishing.



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