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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 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…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Thomas, Ian; Barth, Matthias; Day, Teresa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Education for Sustainability (EfS) has an intimate relationship with professional employment as we seek to develop graduates who will take EfS values and understanding into their workplaces to build a sustainable future. The connection is through the capabilities that employers are wanting in the people they employ, and they are the outcomes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Experience
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Lang, Josephine; Thomas, Ian; Wilson, Andrew – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
As institutions of education and learning, the higher education sector has a significant role to play in implementing the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). Some institutions have already acknowledged, and are shaping, their roles in working towards sustainability through appropriate development and…
Descriptors: Investigations, Organizational Change, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation
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Meehan, Barry; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Problem solving and teamwork abilities are important skills for graduates entering the environment profession. Through a problem based learning approach small groups of students from the environmental courses at RMIT University have been gaining these professional skills by undertaking projects in Vietnam. With three years experience in running…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries
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Noonan, Donna; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The greening of universities has been on the international agenda for at least a decade. While there has been considerable activity at some universities overseas, progress in Australian universities has been less easily identifiable. Also, the term "greening" has often been taken to apply to the operations of a university, whereas the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Sustainable Development
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Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
Describes a learning module for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the relationship between EIA objectives and those of the module. Discusses constraints influencing the form of the subject and the range of possible training techniques. Presents details of the module's structure and comments on its approach. (Contains 16 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Objectives, Environmental Education, Learning Modules