A BEST Symposia on Education is an event designed to allow students, from different nationalities and backgrounds, to have relevant contributions to the development of education.
Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. For example: climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable reduction. It also consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios, making decisions in a collaborative way. Moreover, it requires learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for it.
The aim of this symposium is to gather different students’ opinions about the inevitable sustainability issues our world is going to face in the near future in order to prevent them. We would also like to evaluate the results of these experiences and come up with some solutions on how to understand the aim of Educational Sustainable Development, so that we can come up with solutions that can be used in the future.
Wroclaw is one of Poland's biggest cities with one of the best universities in the country. It is located in the South-West part of the country close to Germany and Czech borders. There is Odra - the second-biggest polish river crossing the town and that is also why Wroclaw is known for its countless bridges (there are more bridges than in Amsterdam!). And most importantly, almost a quarter of Wroclaw citizens are students! This means that Wroclaw provides everything we students need to live, learn and party.
Also the extraordinary history of this city is being constantly enriched by prestigious scientic, cultural and athletic events – the examples are becoming the 2016 European Capital of Culture, hosting the World Games 2017 or being a partial host of the EURO 2012.