Round Table 2 Concept

Round Table 2 Concept



Transformation of Learning Environment: Integration of ESD Principles” Within the Framework of the International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development


Khanty-Mansiysk,  June 9, 2015.


On June 9, 2015 the round table session “Transformation of Learning Environment: Integration of ESD Principles” will take place within the framework of the international conference on education for sustainable development held in Khanty-Mansiysk .


Session Moderators:

Anatoly Nikiforovich Zakhlebny, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Chairperson of the Academic Council on Ecological Education at the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Education (Russia);

Daniel Schaefer, professor (Denmark);

Antonina Petrovna Ursu-Arkhipova, Minister for education and youth policy of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (Ugra)


Round Table goal:

to discuss the current experience and the spheres of further activities related to implementation of one of the priority points of the Road Map’s (No.2) of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD,

related to reorientation of the content, teaching methods, educational environment, management of educational institutions of different levels on the basis of sustainable development involving comprehensive Whole Institutional Approach.


Round Table tasks

to point out progress and uncompleted projects of the UN Decade of ESD;

to discuss the tasks of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD after 2015, possible steps to improve all interested parties’ understanding of ways of comprehensive transformation of educational institutions’ activity on the basis of the ESD principles;

to discuss the experience in efficient activities related to transformation of educational process and learning environment in educational institutions on the basis of integrated approach;

to identify key issues, problems, and priority spheres of actions related to implementation of Whole Institutional Approaches into educational institutions’ activities; this should become a specific contribution into the ESD agenda after 2014;

to identify potential resource centres and internship sites for innovative experience exchange; to determine possible ways of their interaction with the educational community  (on the basis of UNESCO departments (their branches);

to draw recommendations based on the round table work results.




 Opening speech of moderators  A.N. Zakhlebny (Russia),

                                                                  Daniel Schaefer (Denmark),

                                                                  A.P. Ursu-Arkhipova (Russia)               




Topics for Reports and Discussions                                             

- Examples of continuous institutionalization by primary education steps. Possibilities to apply current comprehensive school curriculums

- “UNESCO Youth Fabric of Thought”. Methods to form sustainable thinking and human resources for the green economy.

-   Ways to assess and monitor ESD institutionalization results.

- Sustainable development concepts-based models of systemic changes in all spheres of educational organization’s activity (sustainable development school);

-    ESD management as a tool of the Whole Institutional Approach.

- Difficulties related to implementation of the Whole Institutional Approach, and ways to overcome them;

-    Approaches to theory and methods of education for sustainable development;


Reports: Daniel Schaefer (Denmark)O.V. Rechkalova (Gubkinsky, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug); Elena Nikolaevna Dyatkovskaya, PhD in Biology, prof., Institute of Education Development Strategy (Moscow); Sergey Vladimirovich Alexeev, PhD in Pedagogics, prof., State Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Training, St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg) –12 min each.

Questions & Answers.


Выступления в дискуссии: Tatyana Vladimirovna Avgusmanova, PhD in Pedagogics, IPTED; Yu. A. Antokhina, S.V. Bezzateyev, O.V. Novikova, A.A. Ovodenko, Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (Saint Petersburg); Yelena Valeryevna Ivanova, PhD in Linguistics, Chelyabinsk State University (Chelyabinsk); D.K. Kirnarskaya, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Moscow); A.V. Kozlov, T.V. Pogrebnaya, O.V. Sidorkina, Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk) –5 min each.




Topics for Reports and Discussions                                             

- Ways to improve sustainable development ideas understanding by all participants of educational process:  managers, educators, learners, administration, parents, population; ways to elaborate a common view and plan of SED implementation  in an educational institution.

- Social partnership for sustainable development.

- Reference models: efficient practices, possible internship sites, network communities dealing with education reorganization on the basis of sustainable development concepts. Multilevel system of continuous education for sustainable development in Russia: steps for implementation.

- International institutionalization experience, its analysis, and application opportunities.

- educational institution sustainable development indicators,

 «the ecological footprint».

- Monitoring models.


Reports: Argunova Marina Vyacheslavovna, PhD in Pedagogics, Moscow Institute of Open Education (Moscow), Dmitry Sergeevich Yermakov, PhD in Pedagogics, University of the Russian Academy of Education (Novomoskovsk), V.V. Okrepilov,  State Regional Center for Standardization, Metrology and Tests in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region (Saint Petersburg) –12 min each.

Questions & Answers.


Statements within the discussion: Alexandra Mikhailovna Avdonina, PhD in Biology, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service with the President of RF, Vladimir Branch (Vladimir); N.N. Alexeeva, A.I. Bancheva Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow); Tatyana Chagdurovna Budayeva, Head of the Ministry of Education and Science  Department in the The Republic of Buryatia  (Ulan-Ude); Yekaterina Vyacheslavovna Kolesova, PhD in Pedagogics, Moscow Institute of Open Education (Moscow); Ye.D. Lapshina, PhD in Biology, Yugra state university (Khanty-Mansiysk); I.I. TukhovAll-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Farm Electrification  (Moscow); –5 min each.




Development of recommendations of the round table with respect to educational policy directions and implementation strategy for a priority point of the Global Action Programme on ESD “Whole Institutional Approaches”. – 20 min.