Whilst 'environmental education', and more recently 'education for sustainable development' are important trends, they are
not sufficient to reorient and transform education as a whole--and yet time is short to realise such change. The Briefing
critiques the prevailing managerial and mechanistic paradigm in education, and argues that an ecological view of educational
theory, practice and policy is necessary to assist the sustainability transition. The Briefing then shows how 'sustainable
education'--a systemic change of educational culture towards the realization of human potential and the interdependence of
social, economic and ecological wellbeing--can lead to transformative learning.