DESENVOLVIMENTO PROFISSIONAL PARA A EDUCAÇÃO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL: O CASO DO CURSO UNIVERSITÁRIO EM SERVIÇO "EDUCAÇÃO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL - INOVAÇÕES NA EDUCAÇÃO ESCOLAR E NA FORMAÇÃO DE PROFESSORES (BINE)"
The interdisciplinary nature as well as the present and future relevance of the sustainability debate, with all its inherent dilemmas and uncertainties, may constitute a fertile ground for educational innovation. A crucial prerequisite for innovation of schools and instruction in the sense mentioned above is a teacher education which allows for these principals. Against this background the four-semester in-service course “BINE - Education for Sustainable Development – Innovations in School and Teacher Education” was developed at Austrian Universities. The goal of BINE is to encourage participants to deal as a community of learners with subject information on sustainable development (SD) and education for sustainable development (ESD). The results of the evaluation have shown that the course offers an adequate learning strategy for the participants to construct the meaning of the complex issues of SD and ESD by researching, reflecting and exchanging in learning groups focused on concrete examples.