SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SLOVAK EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT
Eva Svitacova – Elena Kovacikova
Based on the fact that education is a presupposition of sustainable development, the main aim of the paper is to point at the attempts to implement the topic of sustainable development within the educational system in Slovakia. Firstly, it defines the term education for sustainable development and its implementation at particular school levels especially at economic faculties. After that, the paper describes two qualitative studies carried out under the Cultural and Educational Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (KEGA). The first research points out the fact that sustainable development is covered by main topics discussed in new educational approaches such as global education with the aim to prepare their graduates to be global citizens. The second research focuses at the preparation of university teachers for education in sustainable development through the courses of university pedagogy which are offered to the teachers at economic and technical faculties in Slovakia. The aim of these courses is to form global competences of university teachers and enforce their responsibility for development of the society and sustainable development in the world in which future graduates live as global citizens.
sustainable development, education for sustainable development, economic universities, university pedagogues, global education, global citizenship