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Lambrechts, Wim; Van Liedekerke, Luc; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This paper provides critical reflections on higher education for sustainable development (HESD) from a philosophical perspective. A theoretical framework is developed, based on John Dewey's thoughts on the aim of democracy and the critical role of education herein, and with specific focus on two constructs: 'initiative and adaptability' and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education
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Lambrechts, Wim; Verhulst, Elli; Rymenams, Sara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to provide insights into the relation between professional development (PD) and organisational change processes towards sustainability, with a specific focus on empowerment. Design/methodology/approach: The paper builds upon a constructivist approach, combining a literature review, a desk research on key publications and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Sustainability, Teacher Competencies
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Lambrechts, Wim – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
This article builds upon the experiences and results of the application of sustainability assessment instruments in higher education. First, a short overview of existing sustainability assessment tools will be provided, as well as their contribution towards the integration of sustainability in higher education. Second, a reflective case focuses on…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Evaluation, Higher Education, Policy Formation