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Kanapathy, Suganty; Lee, Khai Ern; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Syed Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina; Sivapalan, Subarna; Mohd Zahidi, Azizah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the knowledge levels, attitudes and behaviours regarding the concept of sustainable development among pre-university programme educators, as well as the potential barriers and opportunities they face in adopting the concept of sustainable development in the teaching of the pre-university level chemistry module…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Sustainability, Teacher Attitudes
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Stauffacher, M.; Walter, A. I.; Lang, D. J.; Wiek, A.; Scholz, R. W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the transdisciplinary case study (TCS) as a learning framework based on what we call functional socio-cultural constructivism and project-based learning (PBL). In doing so, the paper attempts to illustrate the applicability of TCS to learn competencies and skills necessary to research problems of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), World Problems, Research Problems, Student Projects
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Bardati, Darren R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to suggest that the campus environmental audit can become an important tool that synergizes active learning and operations planning and management approaches to promote sustainability on university campuses. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the author's experiences at Bishop's University with the evolution…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Audits (Verification), Campuses, Active Learning
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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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Alvarez, Amaya; Rogers, Judy – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how the authors shifted from teaching about sustainability as though it was fixed and definable, to a way of learning about the multiple ways in which sustainability is contested and understood. This shift involved both an epistemological shift in their understanding of sustainability and a shift…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Muhar, Andreas; Vilsmaier, Ulli; Glanzer, Michaela; Freyer, Bernhard – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe experiences with the initiation of transdisciplinarity in academic case study teaching with special reference to regional planning, based on the case study "Leben 2014 (Life 2014)--perspectives for regional development in the national park region Ober-pinz-gau, Salzburg".…
Descriptors: Regional Planning, Cooperation, Parks, Foreign Countries
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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