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Осигуряване качеството на неформалното образование за устойчиво развитие в защитени природни територии
Ensuring Quality of Non-formal Education for Sustainable Development in Protected Areas

Author(s): Hristina Bancheva-Preslavska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Social differentiation, Family and social welfare, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Social Norms / Social Control, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: education for sustainable development; environmental education; quality

Summary/Abstract: There are various perceptions of the quality of education for sustainable development, using diverse indicators, criteria and tools in the different European countries. The evaluation is at an organizational level and the main indicators are: management of the organization and the training service, planning, implementing and monitoring of the service, correspondence with the themes, goals and methods of education for sustainable development and competence of trainers. The article includes an analytical literature review of theoretical and practical information on systems and approaches for quality assurance of non-formal education for sustainable development. It also shortly presents the implemented Bulgarian system for evaluation of such services through the “Gold Walnut” quality badge. The developed criteria for quality assessment of educational activities and the “Gold Walnut” quality badge are directly related to the effectiveness of these activities for biodiversity conservation as a prevention tool. Conducting quality educational activities, related to the acquisition of new knowledge, skills and competences in ecology and environmental protection has a significant role in expanding the scope and increasing the effectiveness of services offered by nature and national park administrations and other environmental organizations.

  • Issue Year: 91/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 539-548
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian