Conor McManus


This article starts with a review of policy documents and academic papers that demonstrate clearly the need to re-orientate the education system in order to advance society towards developing sustainably. It goes on to define Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and shows the role it has to play in building resilience in students and communities in order to meet the challenges ahead. The article then considers the implementation of ESD and the barriers to it, before looking at what this will mean for the construction education sector, how it has to change and how ESD principles can facilitate this change.[