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Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to diffuse the concept of a multi-lateral learning process as a means to promote experimental didactics and research (and the cross-fertilization between these two activities) in the field of design of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) and to consider the university campus as the locus for the design,…
Descriptors: Innovation, Internet, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Riley, David R.; Thatcher, Corinne E.; Workman, Elizabeth A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims to disseminate an innovative approach to sustainability education in construction-related fields in which teaching, research, and service are integrated to provide a unique learning experience for undergraduate students, faculty members, and community partners. Design/methodology/approach: The paper identifies the need for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Architecture, Environmental Education
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Scholz, Roland W.; Lang, Daniel J.; Wiek, Arnim; Walter, Alexander I.; Stauffacher, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper aims at presenting the theoretical concepts of the transdisciplinary case study approach (TCS), which is a research and teaching approach developed and elaborated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), as a means of transition support. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reveals the historical roots of case…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Epistemology
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Posch, Alfred; Steiner, Gerald – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to point out the necessity of implementing more appropriate approaches instead of the traditional single disciplinary approaches, in order to be able to cope with the ill-defined, highly complex problem of sustainable development in systems such as organizations or regions. Design/methodology/approach: Based…
Descriptors: Innovation, Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Internet
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Beringer, Almut – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: To introduce the campus sustainability assessment framework (CSAF) as a campus sustainability audit methodology; to share student campus sustainability audit research; to reflect on using the CSAF for pedagogy; to review the usefulness of the CSAF as an action research instrument; to encourage other faculty/sustainability educators to…
Descriptors: Campuses, Environmental Education, Activism, Action Research