Teacher education

Hopkins, C. and Kohl, K. (2019). Teacher Education Around the World: ESD at the Heart of Education Responsibilities and Opportunities Towards a Sustainable Future for All in: Environmental and Sustainability Education in Teacher Education. Hopkins, C. and Kohl, K. Basel, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

McKeown, R. & Hopkins, C. (2014). Teacher Education and Education for Sustainable Development: Ending the DESD and Beginning the GAP. Toronto: York University.

UNESCO. 2007. Good practices in education for sustainable development:

Teacher education institutions.  Good Practices Paper, no. 1. Paris: UNESCO.

UNESCO. 2005. Guidelines and Recommendations for Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability. Technical Paper No. 2. Paris: UNESCO.


Selected general publications on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Hopkins, et al. (2020). Sustainability as a purpose on the path of learning in: HUMANISTIC FUTURES OF LEARNING. Perspectives from UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks on the futures of education. D. Fischer, C. Hopkins, K. Kohl, G. Michelsen, D. Abdul Razak, I. Salīte, A. Siegmund, K. Tilleczek, D. Wagner, A. Yokoi. UNESCO: Paris, France.

Michelsen, G., Wells, P. (eds.), McKeown, R. and Hopkins, C. (2017). Quality Education and Education for Sustainable Development. A Decade of Progress on Education for Sustainable Development. Reflections from the UNESCO Chairs Programme. Paris: UNESCO.

Smith, K., Nuutinen, A.M., and Hopkins, C. (2015). The Promise of RCEs: Collaborative Models for Innovation, Sustainability, and Well-Being in: Orchestrating Regional Innovation Ecosystems. Espoo Innovation Garden. Espoo, Finland: Urban Mill

Hopkins, C. (2013). Schooling for Sustainable Development in Canada and the United States. Chapter: Education for Sustainable Development in Formal Education in Canada. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

UNESCO. 2012. Education for sustainable development sourcebook. Learning and Training Tools no. 4. Paris: UNESCO.

UNESCO. (2005). Contributing to a More Sustainable Future:  Quality Education, Life

Skills and Education for Sustainable Development.  Paris: UNESCO.

McKeown, R. (2002). Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, version2.

Knoxville:  University of Tennessee, Waste Management Research and Education Institute.


Selected research articles

Kohl, K., Hopkins, C. (2020) ESD FOR ALL: Learnings from the #IndigenousESD Global Research. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 105-120, 2019.

Laurie, R., Nonoyama-Tarumi, Y., McKeown, R. & Hopkins, C. (2016). Contributions of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to Quality Education: A Synthesis of Research.  Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 10(2): 226-242.

UNESCO. 2012. Guidelines for creating a national ESD research agenda and plan ESD in Action Technical Paper no 5. Paris: UNESCO


Technical and Vocational Education and Training

UNESCO-UNEVOC. (2017). Greening Technical and Vocational Education: A practical Guide for Institutions.