Emma Molloy

I enjoyed reading through the ESD TO 2023 document. Here is one quote that really stood out to me: Education for Sustainable Development empowers learners with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to make informed decisions and to take responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society empowering people of all genders, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity.

The topic I chose in relation to sustainable development goals was the strategy for Quality Education. This approach puts a systematic plan in place for all learners to receive education that is of a high standard, regardless of their background or social context. This affects children at a local level as there is a plan being put into place for children to gain an education that is relevant in shaping their education for a prosperous future. All children deserve an education that is tailored to their individual needs, while also incorporating development education to incorporate global citizenship. This opens a child’s eyes to the wider world around them and gives them the tools they need to be an active citizen. It also helps the child to realise that they can have an impact in their world through activism and ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

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