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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Peer Mentoring in Education for Sustaianble Development

Teachers are adult learners and their professional development is a form of adult education, which shifts the focus of professional development to the needs of teachers and the different contexts in which they learn and teach (King & Lawler, 2003). One need of teachers is that to build their capacity in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). According to UNESCO, as powerful agents of change in the educational response to sustainable development, educators and trainers must first acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, values, motivation and commitment to introduce ESD into teaching and institutions, make education relevant and responsive to today’s global challenges and help society in general transition to sustainability.
One tried and tested model to build the capacity of educators and trainers is through peer-mentoring in ESD, as attested through the Erasmus+ funded project PEERMENT (see: Following on the success of PEERMENT, this group is to support the teachers’ need to integrate in their curriculum the necessary knowledge about ESD, with an approach that fosters collaboration and sharing with other colleagues.
This online community of practice gives teachers and educators the possibility to create trustable relationships with their peers and to find a support group, where competences and burdens can be shared and lightened. It ultimately aims to allow teachers and educators to be more confident and effective in the communication of a sustainable way of thinking to their students.

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Posted on 12/11/2020
By Vincent CARUANA

HI all,

Welcome to the Community of Practice (CoP) "Peer Mentoring in Education for Sustaianble Development".

This CoP was conceived as a result of reflections that took place as part of an Erasmus+ funded project PEERMENT. All details on this project can be found at:


Posted on 07/07/2020
By Mahira Spiteri

My name is Mahira and I'm part of the National Support Service for EPALE in Malta. I joined this group in support of the webinar that Dr Vincent Caruana is facilitating on 8th July and to support those members who would need further assistance to join this group. Looking forward to be part of this community of practice!


Posted on 12/11/2020
By Vincent CARUANA
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Last comment on: 01/12/2020 - 13:02

Welcome to the first Discussion within the Community of Practice "Peer Mentoring in Education for Sustaianble Development".

The topic for discusion is "What is the role of mentoring and peer-mentoring in unleashing the transformative power of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)?

You are encouraged to first introduce yourself and then share your views on such an important question.

You are encouraged to contribute with the following:

1. What do you understand by the transfromative power of ESD? 

Members displayed 7. Total number of members 7
Member Name Organization Country Last access
Mariosa Caruana Malta 09/12/2020 - 16:59
oguzhan COSKUN Abdurrahim Karakoç ortaokulu Turkey 15/02/2021 - 13:22
Tom Borg Directorate for life long learning Malta 04/03/2021 - 13:36
Carole COUPEZ Solidarité Laïque France 10/12/2020 - 12:03
Mahira Spiteri Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability Malta 03/03/2021 - 12:13
Vincent CARUANA Malta 02/03/2021 - 16:57
EPALE Moderator EPALE EU Italy 20/09/2020 - 22:56