• Using Practical ERM Methodology for Modernization of Higher Education (HE) in the Field of Sustainable Development

    Nina Globovnik

    Abstract: Paradigm of sustainable development has become a bigger challenge for university, which during the last years more and more include these contents into the educational process. Since the understanding of sustainable development is complex, many high educational (HE) programs will have to be modernized and instead of theoretical knowledge practical experiences will have to be included. Those will enable long-term knowledge, holistic understanding and will include not only technical point of view of environment protection, like is often nowadays, but practical as well. The higher education system (HEIs) lately demonstrates needs relevant in particular in the practical training, which is based on individual experience and direct inclusion of individuals during the educational process. A need to transform the higher education curriculum especially with the inclusion of innovative learning content and methods that allow direct individual experience, long-term process, holistic thinking and interdisciplinary cooperation will be therefore presented in a future. The modernization of HEIs should therefore base on the development of green competence which includes development of new ecoremediation (ERM) approaches which equally addressing ecosystemic, social and economic field, innovative ERM methodologies that implement practical work, international HEIs integration and cooperation with aims to strengthen student’s competitiveness, employment and the involvement in the labor market through theirs experiences. In this way we include the youth into the current environmental problems to ensure sustainable development in future and also may contribute to solve the key socio-economic challenges in reducing unemployment of young people.

    Keywords: HEIs modernization, ERM university network, sustainable development, practical ERM education, ecoremediation.

    Pages: 51 – 66 | Full PDF Paper