Higher Education for Sustainability

This edited collection provides a glimpse at the ways colleges and universities have integrated sustainability across the curriculum.

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Author: Lucas F. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415519359

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Student and employer demand, high-level institutional commitment, and faculty interest are inspiring the integration of sustainability oriented themes into higher education curricula and research agendas. Moving toward sustainability calls for shifts in practice such as interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for engaged learning. This timely edited collection provides a glimpse at the ways colleges and universities have integrated sustainability across the curriculum. The research-based chapters provide empirical studies of both traditional and innovative degree programs as well as case studies from professional schools. Chapter authors illustrate some of the inclusive and deliberative community and political processes that can lead to sustainable learning outcomes in higher education. Exploring the range of approaches campuses are making to successfully integrate sustainability into the curricula, this much-needed resource provides inspiration, guidance, and instruction for others seeking to take education for sustainability to the next level.

Empowering Teachers through Environmental and Sustainability Education

Systems study of an international master's program: A case from Sweden. In L. Johnston (Ed.), Higher education for sustainability: Cases, challenges, and opportunities from across the curriculum (pp. 63–78).

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Author: Melissa Barnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000386844

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Empowering Teachers through Environmental and Sustainability Education draws inspiration from an empirical study exploring early career teachers’ attempts at enacting Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) in their everyday teaching practices. It showcases how a confluence of personal, professional and environmental identities supports implementation of ESE. Additionally, this book discusses key concepts and issues surrounding ESE and the ways in which teachers may claim agency and power to create change in their classroom practices. Drawing from theoretical perspectives, such as Bourdieu’s ‘thinking tools’ habitus and capital, theories of identity, and Foucault’s concept of power and knowledge relations, this book explores how teachers negotiate policies, curriculum and institutional norms to further theoretical and practical understanding of ESE. The use of personal narratives offers new insights into teachers’ agency in creating localised yet powerful change through small and meaningful actions. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to explore ways in which meaningful change can be made in educational settings through these small agentive and yet empowering steps. This book reveals that teachers can enact agency and navigate the power structures that exist within educational settings in order to make ESE meaningful within their classrooms.

Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education

and learning process. The next part of the book looks into the micro-level in much more depth. ... Higher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum. New York: Routledge.

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Author: Matthias Barth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135052027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to promote sustainability and how the higher education curriculum can be changed to facilitate the paradigm shift needed. Across the globe, a rising number of higher education institutions and academics are responding to these questions by transforming their own teaching and learning and their institutions’ curricula. This book contributes to that development by examining in-depth case studies of innovative approaches and curriculum changes at multiple levels of the education sector. Elaborating key principles of higher education for sustainable development and identifying drivers and barriers to implementing sustainability in the curriculum, the book provides a comprehensive overview of what makes higher education for sustainable development a unique field of research and practice, as well as offering a coherent narrative of how change can be effected in it. This much-needed book is a valuable resource to inform, guide and inspire students, academics, administrators and community partners, whether experienced or new to the field, whether already committed or not to higher education for sustainable development in an age of transformation.

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

'Systems Study of an International Master's Program: A Case from Sweden', in Johnston, L.F. (ed.), Higher Education for Sustainability. Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum. London: Routledge, 63–78.

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Author: Matthias Barth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317918103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of existing and upcoming research approaches for higher education for sustainable development. It provides a unique resource for researchers engaged in the field of higher education for sustainable development by connecting theoretical aspects of the range of relevant methodologies, showing the interdisciplinary aspects of the research field and illustrating the breadth of research directions. With a team of international authors from leading universities in research and teaching in higher education for sustainable development this Handbook brings together a broad range of research approaches and shows how these approaches are reflected in the research practice in higher education for sustainable development. Key topics include: Research Paradigms and Methodologies Ongoing and Future Directions of Research Meta-Analysis and Reviews Policy and Politics Challenges for Implementation Action Research and Transdisciplinary Perspective Gender, Diversity and Post-Colonial Perspectives Operationalising Competencies Outcome-Oriented Research Curriculum Change Organisational Change and Organisational Learning Community and Partnerships University Appraisal Systems and Indicators Evaluation Approaches Engaging Academic Teachers Good Practice Learning and Teaching Transformative Leadership and Change Strategies This Handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for all those working in higher education for sustainable development.

Implementing Sustainability in the Curriculum of Universities

This book presents sustainable development themes across universities and introduces methodological approaches and projects to the teaching staff.

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Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319702810

Category: Education

Page: 330

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This book presents sustainable development themes across universities and introduces methodological approaches and projects to the teaching staff. It has been prepared against this background, to identify ways to better teach about sustainability issues in a university context. It contains a set of papers presented at a Symposium with the same title, held at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in March 2017. The event was attended by a number of institutions of higher education active in this field. It involved researchers in the field of sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts and fashion, administration, environment, languages and media studies. Sustainability is seldom systematically embedded in the curriculum at higher education institutions. Yet, proper provisions for curricular integration of sustainability issues as part of teaching programmes across universities are an important element towards curriculum greening. The aims of this book are: (i) to provide teaching staff at universities active and/or interested in teaching sustainable development themes with an opportunity to document and disseminate their works (i.e. curriculum innovation, empirical work, activities, case studies practical projects); (ii) to promote information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of teaching courses, especially successful initiatives and good practice; (iii) to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of how matters related to sustainable development can be tackled in university teaching. Last but not least, a further aim of this book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), is to catalyse a debate on the need to promote sustainable development teaching today.

Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Craig Mahoney ... In L. Johnson (Ed.), Higher education for sustainability: Cases, challenges, and opportunities from across the ...

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Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839094644

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This volume explores different angles of sustainability, university corporate social responsibility, and the role of civil society in the context of education, with a focus on curriculum development and teaching.

Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development

Int J Sustain Econ Soc Cult Context 14(4):39–55 Johnston LF (ed) (2013) Higher education and the challenge of sustainability: cases, challenges and opportunities from across the curriculum. Routledge, New York Jones PC, Merritt QJ, ...

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Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030156046

Category: Science

Page: 862

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This book fills an important gap in the literature, and presents contributions from scientists and researchers working in the field of sustainable development who have engaged in dynamic approaches to implementing sustainability in higher education. It is widely known that universities are key players in terms of the implementation and further development of sustainability, with some having the potential of acting as “living labs” in this rapidly growing field. Yet there are virtually no publications that explore the living labs concept as it relates to sustainability, and in an integrated manner. The aims of this book, which is an outcome of the “4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities” (WSSD-U-2018), held in Malaysia in 2018, are as follows: i. to document the experiences of universities from all around the world in curriculum innovation, research, activities and practical projects as they relate to sustainable development at the university level; ii. to disseminate information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects, including successful initiatives and good practice; iii. to introduce and discuss methodological approaches and projects that seek to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curricula of universities; and iv. to promote the scalability of existing and future models from universities as living labs for sustainable development. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and many reflect practice-based experiences, some of which may be replicable elsewhere. Also, this book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reinforces the role played by universities as living labs for sustainable development.

Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development

Sustainability in higher education; stories and strategies for transformation (urban and industrial environments). ... Higher education for sustainability: Cases, challenges and opportunities from across the curriculum. Oxon: Routledge.

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Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789736410

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This timely book explores the sustainable development goals, how well universities have been able to integrate them into their curriculum, and how universities can institutionalize the goals and sustainable development into their strategic plans and institutional culture

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems

(2015) Sustainability in higher education Chandos Publishing, Waltham, Massachusetts Davim J. P. and Leal Filho W. eds ... Higher education for sustainability: Cases, challenges, and opportunities from across the curriculum Routledge, ...

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Author: Will Focht

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351171588

Category: Education

Page: 268

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The goal of Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems (SHES) education is to prepare students to facilitate social learning in communities that builds knowledge of, capacity for, and commitment to sustainability to facilitate the emergence of sustainable societies. The SHES approach to sustainability education relies on complexity-based systems thinking that transcends disciplinary boundaries. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the SHES approach, including its rationale and theoretical foundation, its pedagogy and practical applications in curricula, and ways to support the approach through institutional administration. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of education, environmental sciences and studies, sustainability and sustainable development, natural resource management, conservation, environmental policy, environmental planning, and related fields in higher education. Educators can use this book as a guide to SHES pedagogy, curriculum design, sustainability, environmental studies, sustainable development, and sustainable well-being. Administrators will find the book useful in establishing, evaluating, staffing, and promoting programs based on the SHES approach.

Transforming Education in Practice

In J. Blewitt & C. Cullingford (Eds.), The sustainability curriculum: The challenge for higher education (pp. ... In L. F. Johnson (Ed.), Higher education for sustainability: Cases, challenges, and opportunities from across the ...

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Author: Wai-yan Ronald Tang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811668715

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