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The Centre works to advance knowledge at all levels of society, from the classroom to national and international levels.

Below is an overview of CCLs activities and work areas.


                                   Partnership and Cooperation

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CCL and its partners bring together experts on sustainable development from different fields and create opportunities for collaborative learning. CCL organises workshops, seminars and conferences for regular knowledge sharing and dissemination. The Centre strengthens the exchange of knowledge by connecting people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and facilitated cross-disciplinary solutions to solve complex                                                     challenges.   

                                   Research and Concept Development

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CCL and its partners lead and participate in relevant research projects about Education for Sustainable Development. Participation in these research projects have produced a number of studies that highlight different perspectives within social innovations, consumer behaviour, capacity building, systems thinking and active learning. Based on these studies, the Centre develops learning methods and teaching materials, arranges                                                   research conferences, and has a large international network of                                               distinguished researchers and educators.

                                   Policy Evolution

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CCL and its partners work for advancing Education for Sustainable Development policy and to ensure the inclusion of social and personal dimensions to sustainable development in curricula, as well as the use of progressive pedagogies and learning approaches. This is done by exchanging research, sharing knowledge and providing guidance to government authorities and organisations in Norway and beyond. This work                                               has included policy support and development of national                                                         guidelines related to education and sustainable consumption for                                             countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.  

                                   Pedagogy and Teaching

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CCL and its partners develop, test and pilot learning toolkits on a variety of topics such as climate change, responsible living and consumer issues. The materials can easily be adapted to formal and informal education settings and for different age groups. This work aims for innovations in teaching approaches and pedagogy, and the learning methods have a student-centred, active and experiential focus that address values, attitudes, skills                                             and knowledge. The materials also aim to develop both                                                             individuals and communities of learners as important actors in                                               the effort to live more sustainably and secure justice for all.

                                   Capacity Building

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CCL and its partners contribute to the development of teacher education and are committed to activities related to education for sustainable development locally, nationally and internationally. The work includes increasing the quality of teacher practices and contributing to active learning and interdisciplinary education. The Centre runs teacher training programmes, thematic days and workshops on active                                                               learning approaches for sustainable living. CCL places strong                                                 emphasis how lifestyle choices in today's complex, globalised                                                 world affect both people and the environment.

                                    Advocacy and Information Dissemination

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CCL develops, translates and distributes relevant materials, such as booklets that describe good practices on sustainable lifestyles from around the world. These materials are distributed to educational institutions, authorities, organisations and teachers to inspire new opportunities and approaches. CCL and its partners coordinate and report on activities to related to the  SDG's in the context of the  Global Action Plan for Education for                                              Sustainable Development and the  10-Year Framework of                                                          Programs for Sustainable Consumption and Production.