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ERIC Number: EJ809777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Exploring the Role of the Extra-Curricular Sphere in Higher Education for Sustainable Development in the United Kingdom
Lipscombe, Bryan Paul
Environmental Education Research, v14 n4 p455-468 Aug 2008
The extra-curricular sphere may possess certain qualities that could make it a useful arena for the advancement of education for sustainable development (ESD) work in higher education (HE). Speculation on these qualities and potential functions is examined with reference to research into UK HE practice, including a postal questionnaire survey of UK universities and an ongoing case study to explore the impact of extra-curricular practice at one institution over a year. Extra-curricular ESD practices are found to be common in UK HE. Their potential utility is confirmed but set alongside several limiting factors. The case study in progress illuminates some of the connective attributes speculated to be useful in a systemic change process. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom