Collaboration as an Essential Key to Education for Sustainable Development
Seema1, Mahima Gupta2

1Ms. Seema, Amity Institute of Education, Amity University, Noida (U.P), India.
2Dr. Mahima Gupta, Associate Professor, AIE, AUUP, Noida (U.P), India.
Manuscript received on 05 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 05 September 2019 | PP: 478-481 | Volume-8 Issue-2S7 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10900782S719/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1090.0782S719
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Abstract: Sustainable Development deals with issues like climate change, disaster risk, biodiversity, poverty, environmental degradation, pollution, overconsumption, gender inequality, health, quality education and economic growth. As evident from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, every aspect of natural, social and economic field has become an area of concern for sustainability at local as well as global level. Collaboration promotes peace worldwide and brings effectiveness and accountability at institutional level. This would facilitate their contribution towards sustainability as an underlying force towards sustainable development. Human settlements with fast growing industrialization have to keep balance with other forms of life on the planet and also with its natural resources. Education serves as a basis to sustainable development as it is through education only that global citizens can be created who have the competencies to sustainable development now and in the future. Education for sustainable development requires coordination and collaboration among all these different fields and they all must support education. People and organizations from diverse fields need to come together and make collaborative efforts in education for sustainable development. In the present paper, an attempt has been made to throw light on the need and importance of collaboration and interrelation of education sector with various other sectors of society such as economics, business, health, environment and legal framework.
Keywords: Collaboration, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Global Citizens, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems