Research Publications

Here you will find an overview of our most recent research publications. Most of these publications have been achieved by CCL and the wider PERL international network, however other research is also highlighted here. 


Book or book chapters:

Front Issues and trends in Education for Sustainable Development
Advancing Policy to achieve Quality Education for Sustainable Development (Book Chapter)

Didham, R. J. and Ofei-Manu, P. (2018) Advancing Policy to achieve Quality Education for Sustainable Development. In A. Leicht, J. Heiss and W. J. Byun (eds). Issues and trends in Education for Sustainable Development (pp. 87-110). Education on the Move series. UNESCO: Paris. ISBN 978-92-3-100244-1 /  https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000261445

Responsible Living
Responsible Living -  Concepts, Education and Future Perspectives (Book) 

The book, published in 2015, focuses on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles and examines developments over the last decade. The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.

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Enabling Responsible Living (Book)

The book, published in 2012, focuses on responsible living as the individual`s contribution to sustainable Development. We believe that sustainable Development can only be achieved if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high Level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. A crucial element to achieve this is to integrate different perspectives of stakeholders and co-create a joined approach through partnerships. While partnerships develop new opportunities for the stakeholders involved they also require a readiness for mutual understanding, respect and courage to co-create.

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Journal Articles: 

Identifying the factors for sustainability learning performance

Ofei-Manu, P., & Didham, R. J. (2018). Identifying the factors for sustainability learning performance. Journal of cleaner production, 198, 1173-1184.

Journal of Cleaner Production 10 October 2018, Volume 198, Pages 1173-1184 /  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.126 /  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652618317761

How collaborative governance can facilitate quality learning for sustainability in cities: A comparative case study of Bristol, Kitakyushu, and Tongyeong

Ofei-Manu, P., Didham, R. J., Byun, W. J., Phillips, R., Gamaralalage, P. J. D., Rees, S. (2018). How collaborative governance can facilitate quality learning for sustainability in cities: A comparative case study of Bristol, Kitakyushu, and Tongyeong.  International Review of Education  June 2018, Volume 64, Issue 3, pp 373–392 /  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-017-9667-9

How transformational learning promotes caring, consultation and creativity, and ultimately contributes to sustainable development: Lessons from the Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL) network.

Thoresen, V. W. (2017).  International Review of Education  December 2017, Volume 63, Issue 6, pp 915–934 /  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-017-9688-4

Achieving Social Learning as the Driver in Okayama City’s Transition to Sustainability: An exploration of the practical efforts to realize a sustainable society through collective participation, inquiry and action

Didham, R. J., Ofei-Manu, P., & Nagareo, M. (2017). Achieving Social Learning as the Driver in Okayama City’s Transition to Sustainability: An exploration of the practical efforts to realize a sustainable society through collective participation, inquiry and action. International Review of Education  December 2017, Volume 63, Issue 6, pp 829–846 /  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-017-9682-x


Policy Publications: 

UNESCO Policy Brief:  Education for Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Learning to Act, Learning to Achieve

Didham, R. J. (January 2018) Education for Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Learning to Act, Learning to Achieve. Policy brief; UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development – partner network 1. UNESCO: Paris. /  https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/gap_pn1_-_esd_and_the_sdgs_policy_brief_6_page_version.pdf

Pathways to Sustainable Lifestyles: Global Stocktaking Report

The purpose of this stocktaking report is to contribute to the overall development of the Sustainable Lifestyles and Education Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) by delivering a better understanding of the complex relations between lifestyles and sustainability, briefly explaining the relevant role of research, policy development, education and civic action as fundamental tools to enable, strengthen and safeguard sustainable lifestyles, and identifying regional, sub regional, national and local initiatives and actions that indicate a shift towards more sustainable lifestyles or the safeguarding of sustainable traditional knowledge and cultural practices.