Trends and Networks in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): A Bibliometric Analysis using Vosviewer

Mohammad Abedin Rasuman, N. Nandi, Annisa Joviani Astari, Acsanie Bationg Ashie


The incorporation of sustainable development in educational institutions through a variety of strategies and tactics is essential to raise public awareness of the concerns surrounding sustainable development. We refer to this process as education for sustainable development. The findings were visualized using VOSviewer software to show the research areas of concern associated with ESD employing density, network, and density visualization. This study also utilized the Publish or Perish tool in searching literature studies and filtering data from national and international publications in Google Scholar spanning the years 2019–2024. The results show that, despite a reduction in research from 2021–2022, ESD is an emerging trend today. In addition, the density visualization map identifies regions that need more research, especially those from the years 2019–2020 and 2022–2024 especially those with less vivid hues. The key themes from earlier studies were found using the bibliometric approach, which offered insightful information for further exploration in the area of ESD and associated domains.


Bibliometric analysis; Education for sustainable development; ESD; Publish or perish; VOSviewer

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