Experiences with Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability


  • Jana Dlouhá




education for sustainable development, teacher education


The 8th Biennial Meeting of the International Network of Teacher Education Institutions (INTEI) associated with the UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability was held in the Japanese town of Okayama on 14-17 November 2014. The meeting was hosted by the City of Okayama and the Japanese government. Themes discussed during the meeting focused education for sustainable development (ESD) in teacher education, biodiversity education, and ESD’s contributions to a quality education etc. The overall aim was to explore the roles that the INTEI will play in the new Global Action Program on ESD (GAP).


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Author Biography

Jana Dlouhá

RNDr. Jana Dlouhá, Ph.D.

Envigogika chief editor

* I am an expert in environmental education and e-learning, my research position in the Charles University Environment Center includes coordination of national and international research and networking projects. * I have been teaching Czech and foreign students in the international study e-learning programs since 2007. * List of more than 100 publication includes articles in journals and book chapters. * I am founder and editor in chief of the peer reviewed journal Envigogika (since 2006). * I am also a member of the UNESCO Teacher Education for Sustainability WG and I was involved in the activities of the UN ECE Working Group on ESD Indicators. * On the national level I have been involved in the Working Group for the National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development of the Czech National Environmental Council and the Expert group on ESD for the Czech Government (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education). * Since 2003 I am co-editor of the national environmental encyclopaedia Enviwiki (educational toolkit and Open Education Resource) * I have been working in the Charles University Environment Center since its establishment in 1992. Before I have worked in the Federal Ministry of Environment CSFR (Department of International Relations) where I helped to organize the First Ministerial Conference, within the "Environment for Europe" process which was held in 1991 at Dobris Castle.


UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair at York University International Network. Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability, Background Notes. March 22, 2000.



30. 11. 2014

How to Cite

Dlouhá, J. (2014). Experiences with Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability. Envigogika, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.466




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