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ERIC Number: EJ921955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Mirroring, Gestaltswitching and Transformative Social Learning: Stepping Stones for Developing Sustainability Competence
Wals, Arjen E. J.
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v11 n4 p380-390 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify components and educational design principles for strengthening sustainability competence in and through higher education. Design/methodology/approach: This is a conceptual paper that uses an exemplary autobiographical empirical case study in order to illustrate and support a line of reasoning. Findings: A number of "Gestalts" of mind-sets of sustainability competence and key elements of the learning processes needed for developing such competence have been identified. Originality/value: This is one of the first papers to consider sustainability competence from a transformative social learning perspective. The value of the paper lies in its potential to help teachers of university courses in re-designing their educational processes with sustainability competence in mind. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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