Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 20, No 1 (2012)

Integrating the Concept of Sustainable Development into English Language Curriculum of Environmental Engineering Sciences

Rūta Petkutė


The article attempts to present and discuss practical implementation of the objectives of the project Sustainable Living Environment carried out at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). The project is a response to a commonly articulated and acknowledged need to infuse sustainable development principles into traditional curricula of all levels of education to pursue goals of sustainable development. Thus, the present study aims to take an account of the increasing role of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in a globalized world and define how the implimentation of the ESD objectives changes teaching/learning patterns at a university of technology. Moreover, it offers an interdisciplinary curriculum scheme for teaching/learning English as a second language for Environmental Engineering as an efficient means to integrate principles of sustainable development into language classroom.

Article in: English

Article published: 2012-06-07

Keyword(s): sustainable development; education for sustainable development; curriculum; learning; teaching; integration; English language

DOI: 10.3846/cpe.2012.07

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