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Hale, Brack W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential for environmental and social impacts from university-level educational travel programs. Design/methodology/approach: This study analyzes the sites visited by 17 education travel programs to the Westfjords (Iceland) from 2014 to 2016. It uses a geographic information system (GIS)…
Descriptors: Universities, Travel, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Influences
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Pauer, Stefan U.; Pilon, Angelique; Badelt, Brad – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate sustainability research collaborations between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC), as a case study to better understand how to use city-university partnerships to advance effective urban sustainability policy and practices. The study compiles a basic inventory of partnerships…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Urban Areas
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Raven, Arjan; Randolph, Adriane B.; Heil, Shelli – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
The investigators worked together with permanent residents of Roatán, Honduras on sustainable initiatives to help improve the island's troubled educational programs. Our initiatives focused on increasing the number of students eligible and likely to attend a university. Using a methodology based in continuous process improvement, we developed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Attendance, Educational Improvement, Program Development
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Kanbar, Nancy – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2012
The population growth together with the unsustainable consumption pattern is putting increasing stress on the planet's natural resources. The increasing realisation that humans are harming the environment is taking the form of a global movement intended to change behaviour towards sustainability, now recognised as a framework that links humans to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Arabs, Business Administration Education
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Buchan, Janet – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
In a case study of a large Australian university the metaphor of panarchy is used as a means of describing and understanding the complex interrelationships of multi-scale institutional projects and the influences of a variety factors on the potential success of e-learning initiatives. The concept of para-analysis is introduced as a management…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Figurative Language, Educational Technology, Prediction
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Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Churchley, John; Lidster, Susan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
The reasons why students persist in their post-secondary learning are complex. This paper proposes a model for the development of K-16 partnerships that promote student success through the transition from secondary school to post-secondary, supported by teachers, faculty members, and educational developers. This model proposes that each of the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Sayamov, Yury Nikolayevich – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse various aspects of education for sustainable development (ESD) drawing attention to the approaching end of the UN Decade on ESD (DESD) in 2014 and to the necessity of the continuation of ESD activities. Defining the internationalisation of education as an ever more significant part of globalisation,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Global Education, Global Approach, International Studies
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Mawonde, Albert; Togo, Muchaiteyi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how universities can play a pivotal role in implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs). It recognises the advantage that universities have in responding to social challenges through their functions and operations, mainly through research and innovation and academic prowess. Not much…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Objectives, Foreign Countries, College Role
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?terbuleac, Daniel; Toma, Ovidiu – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2020
At "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, a novel concept has been implemented by creating the University Regional Research Consortium for Environmental Monitoring and Protection, to improve environmental monitoring and education applicability. The Eco-Consortium has implemented several projects which involved teachers, students, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Ecology, Consortia
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El-Bassiouny, Noha – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The Business and Society Research Cluster (BSRC) at the German University in Cairo, the El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center at the American University in Cairo and Misr El-Kheir (MEK) Foundation, Egypt, hosted the region's first sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) case studies conference, entitled "Toward a…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Private Sector
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Mulder, Karel F.; Segalas, Jordi; Ferrer-Balas, Didac – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the process of changing engineering universities towards sustainable development (SD). It outlines the types of changes needed, both in respect of approaches, visions, philosophies and cultural change, which are crucial for engineering universities which want to implement sustainable development as…
Descriptors: Engineering, Social Environment, Sustainable Development, Engineering Education
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Krohmer, Maxim; Budke, Alexandra – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
The gap between educational knowledge that is taught in universities and actions by teachers can be sizeable. A sustainable change in teachers' efforts requires particular sensitivity and awareness of this gap between subject-specific educational thinking and acting and between theory and practice. This study explored the extent to which a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, High School Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ratajczyk, Natalia; Wagner, Iwona; Wolanska-Kaminska, Agnieszka; Jurczak, Tomasz; Zalewski, Maciej – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the varied roles played by the University of Lódz (UL) in maintaining and restoring the natural capital of a city as a driver for sustainable city development. The higher education institution can be perceived as visionary, originator and executor of natural capital projects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Universities, Higher Education
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Dale, Ann; Newman, Lenore; Ling, Chris – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential of online communication technologies to facilitate university-led transdisciplinary sustainable development research and lower the ecological footprints of such research projects. A series of case studies is to be explored. Design/methodology/approach: A one year project is conducted…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperation, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Derr, Victoria – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
This article explores the role of green schools in promoting education for sustainability by reflecting on a university-middle school partnership focused on sustainable design. Undergraduates and middle school students met weekly for a semester to learn about sustainability through simple design projects and activities that focused on…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education
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