Categoria: Higher Education

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The water war: Is water a common good?

Is water a common good, when so many people still do not have the right to it? More than ever, climate change and the need for an urgent response to it are the order of the day. Although the prevention, combat and mitigation of climate change have long been discussed, news of natural and other disasters is becoming increasingly frequent, calling a concerted response into question. Agreements are signed, initiatives...

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UNESCO: Reimagining Our Education’s Futures Together.

  In this ninth blog post, I start from the most recent UNESCO report on Education (2021) and Nóvoa’s reflections (2021, 2022) on the changes registered in educational institutions in the post-Covid-19 pandemic scenario. Positing the possibility of a disaggregation of universities via entrepreneurialization and AI, this author proposes them as a place par excellence for teacher training (albeit not the only one). I suggest that, if this disaggregation does...

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The spiritual dimension for more sustainable behaviours in higher education institutions

  Creativity emerges as the response of different higher education institutions to the challenge launched by the United Nations and Laudato Si’…It is based on a more holistic pedagogical change that considers not only technical skills, but also the promotion of internal and transversal competences, aiming at sustainable development including the interaction between the self, the micro and the macrosystem. The new forms of the individual’s relationship with nature have...

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The role of European universities for the sustainable transformation of society

It is also essential to map the initiatives that provide a response to the different sustainable development goals and the building of bridges between educational institutions as indicated by the work of Valdés and Comendador (2022), which recommends future research on the best practices of these alliances and deepening the understanding of the differential and common factors in best practices.    In recent years, work highlighting the role of education...

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The role played by pastoral care in higher education for the promotion of Laudato si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals

Given that university students are the next generation of leaders who will be the decision-makers and spearheads of new attitudes and values, it is essential to understand how the encyclical Laudato si’ and its objectives (Laudato si’ goals) have been disseminated in higher education, with a view to building an integral ecology that promotes the common good.

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Skills for an uncertain future

Core skills consider the flexibility that we must develop in an uncertain world, increasingly global, with high mobility of people, information, and changing services. Carlos Barros Well-being between the personal and professional spheres is an increasingly heated debate among the various events on the themes of organisational and personal development. In fact, we cannot separate the well-being of the individual in their personal sphere from their professional sphere, but we...

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The sustainable development goals in higher education curricula: Where we are and where we need to go

Formal, non-formal and informal education must be reformulated to foster a sustainable society. However, it is paramount to recognize the barriers that hinder the promotion of education for sustainable development, namely the lack of teacher training in this field and even the lack of understanding of sustainability issues among higher education teachers © Ana Marta Aleixo, UCP, 2022 Photo by Freepik There are only 8 more years to fulfil the...

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Recognition of the climate refugee for integral human development

(Foto by Hector Retamal/AFP) Ana Marta ALEIXO CADOS, Universidade Católica Portuguesa © 2022 Recognition of the climate refugee for integral human development The status of climate refugee is still not legally recognised, further complicating concerted and specific support action for these displaced persons. The scientific community calls for an international commitment to support the populations most exposed to the scourge of climate change; however, we must not forget that prevention,...

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