Continue to invest in research and evaluation in the field, to drive innovation and new thinking about what can help create a more environmentally literate and civically engaged global society. Deliver clearer actions, outcomes, and impact.
Here's a sample of the feedback from the global community:
- "There is a need for the enforcement of an interdisciplinary dialogue and synergies for the enrichment of the field. Environmental philosophy, psychology, anthropology etc. have a lot to offer to EE."
- "Develop and promote a research agenda that could fill current gaps of knowledge about the benefits of environmental education to an individual's physical, emotional, social, and academic health; then how that relates to global change for a [healthy] planet."
- "Build capacity of educators to monitor educational effectiveness."
- "Ensure that EE programs are backed by the EE research findings."
- "Build mutually-beneficial collaborations. Foster active collaborations between educators, researchers and other professionals from varied backgrounds within and outside of EE to ensure ongoing learning exchanges."
- "Highlight multidimensionality. Focus on research that examines how EE can function adaptively and productively in varying political, cultural, and curricular contexts around the world."
- "Invest in evaluation. Ensure that all EE programs include a comprehensive, adaptive evaluation strategy, and ensure all staff are trained on effective EE evaluation techniques."
- "Develop shared metrics. Develop a set of shared, global metrics that can be used broadly, and adapted to fit various cultural and geographic contexts."
- "We need more training in research and evaluation for those working in this field. And we can't forget the importance of evaluation."