ANTONIO M. BATTRO AND CECILIA DE LA PAZ
Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Extra Series 41, Vatican City 2014 Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Acta 20, Vatican City 2014 www.pas.va/content/dam/accademia/pdf/es41/es41-battro.pd
This meeting on â€œsustainable humanity and sustainable natureâ€ is a valuable opportunity to introduce and discuss the notion of â€œsustainable educationâ€.We are willing to understand and improve the interactions between â€œhuman capital and natural capitalâ€.Education is part of the human capital of our societies but the notion of â€œsustainable educationâ€ is still under construction and needs special consideration. In particular it is impossible to imagine a sustainable school system that remains independent of the rapidly expanding digital environment of today.Our society has created a newâ€œvirtual ecosystemâ€ which is covering the planet and is modifying the life of millions.The good news is that education can play,and is playing in many cases,an increasing and constructive role in this global process towards equity and solidarity in the human family.We are convinced that a sustainable education must be based on evidences and not on ideologies.A sustainable education must be supported by political, economical, social, technological and pedagogical sustainable programs.
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