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ERIC Number: EJ1094076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0814-0626
Education for Sustainability in Universities: Challenges and Opportunities for Change
Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian
Australian Journal of Environmental Education, v32 n1 p91-108 Mar 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies change agents can use to bolster their efforts to implement EfS. We found that change in universities is commonly acknowledged as a complex process, and that taking account of institutional culture is an integral step in curriculum change efforts. We also explored the struggles and successes of attempts to diversify the curriculum in order to find parallels that EfS change agents can learn from. [Paper presented at the 18th AAEE Biennial Conference--Sustainability, Smart Strategies for the 21st Century.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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