Education, Ethics, & Values for Sustainability

Transformative Teaching and Learning with the Earth Charter

Unesco Chair logo ENG 2016This intensive five-day programme offers an opportunity to deepen understanding on the concept of sustainable development and its implications for education, learning, and change. It explores practical methods for introducing sustainability values into educational settings, and uses the Earth Charter as an essential foundation for sustainability.

This programme is offered in July of every year.

•to empower educators to create practical and meaningful experiences that give power and significance to the ethical principles and values of the Earth Charter.
•to explore ways on how to craft learning experiences that go beyond rational logic and touch on emotional learning abilities.

About this Programme
Under the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, this programme  offers the opportunity to expand participant´s knowledge and experience of:
•The Earth Charter principles
•Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter pedagogy
•The sustainability vision articulated in the Earth Charter
•Resource materials that you can use in your teaching


This masterclass is designed for educators in formal and informal settings: schools, universities, NGOs, training centers or any learning environment.

Download the syllabus


sam-crowellDr. Sam Crowell is professor emeritus of education at California State University–San Bernardino and a founder and co-director of the MA in Holistic and Integrative Education and the Center for Holistic and Integrative Learning. He has worked as an elementary school teacher, a principal, an administrator, and a university professor. He considers himself a holistic educator and an advocate of the artistry of teaching. He has been actively engaged with Education for Sustainable Development and the Earth Charter and co-authored the book, “The Re-Enchantment of Learning: A Manual for Teacher Renewal and Classroom Transformation” published by Corwin Press, and just released his new book, “Emergent Teaching: A Path of Creativity, Significance, and Transformation.”


mirian-vilela-2015Mirian Vilela is the Executive Director of the Earth Charter International Secretariat and the Center for Education for Sustainable Development at UPEACE. Mirian has been working with the Earth Charter Initiative since early 1996. She is coordinating the newly established UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter. She is also a member of the UNESCO Expert Reference Group for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and has been a visiting professor on Sustainable Development at the University for Peace since 2005.