The European sustainability competence framework Click to read
The policy context of the Sustainability competence framework Click to read
GreenComp – What is itClick to read
In order to support students in acquiring information, skills, and attitudes that encourage ways to think, plan, and act with empathy, responsibility, and care for our planet and for public health, GreenComp specifies a set of sustainable competencies to feed into educational programs.
GreenComp consists of four interconnected Training Areas:
…for each of which we have a set of three interrelated competences*.
*competences in the sense of combination of: knowledge (what you know), skills (what you can do), attitudes (how you do it)
Training Area no.1
Training Area no.2
Training Area no.3
Training Area no.4
GreenComp – AimClick to read
The GreenComp Framework provides for:
GreenComp – MethodologyClick to read
The development of a consensus based on a mixed method research approach led to the creation of the European sustainability competency framework.
Through this process, GreenComp was gradually and steadily improved, and as a result, the comprehensive framework presented in this module was born.
A heterogeneous group of over 75 professionals and stakeholders were contacted throughout the process to get their input and gradually come to an agreement.
Participants in the group comprised academics and researchers with expertise in lifelong learning and sustainable education, as well as NGOs, youth representatives, teachers, and policymakers from EU Member States.
Seeking a definition for sustainability competencesClick to read
GreenComp propose the following definition of sustainable competence:
A sustainability competence empowers learners to embody sustainability values, and embrace complex systems, in order to take or request action that restores and maintains eco- system health and enhances justice, generating visions for sustainable futures.
In order for learners to think, plan, and act sustainably and in harmony with the environment, this definition places a strong emphasis on the development of sustainability knowledge, skills, and attitudes as the ones that we disclosed in the four previous tables.
Teaching and learning sustainability competences Click to read
Since its first formal proposal in the 1960s, transformational learning has frequently been connected with sustainability education and related ideas because it seeks to fundamentally alter our views, attitudes, and behaviour through reflection on what we know and do not know.
It challenges us to think critically about how we perceive our surroundings and the part we play in them.
In order to reflect and embrace sustainability in their daily roles as students, consumers, producers, professionals, activists, policymakers, neighbours, employees, teachers and trainers, organizations, communities, and society at large, sustainability education aims to equip learners with the necessary skills.
The ultimate aim of and education to sustainability is to alter the person and the social institution through a holistic approach, it is thus seen in the same light as transformational learning. Both education and training are included in learning. It is what we define as follows:
Learning for environmental sustainability aims to nurture a sustainability mindset from childhood to adulthood with the understanding that humans are part of and depend on nature. Learners are equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes that help them become agents of change and contribute individually and collectively to shaping futures within planetary boundaries.
Summing upClick to read
GreenComp – sustainability – sustainability competence framework – transformation learning
Objectives / Goals / Learning outcomes By the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Understand the background and ratio of the GreenComp Framework
2. Become familiar with the concept of Sustainability Competences
3. Acquire the fundamentals of Sustainability Competences
This module describes and analyses GreenComp, the European sustainability competence framework.
GreenComp specifies a set of sustainable competencies to feed into educational programs. Here we will look at its structure and its possible areas of implementation.