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Konrad, Theres; Wiek, Arnim; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: For professional sustainability work, graduates need to be able to work in teams and collaborate with stakeholders; in other words, they need to have developed interpersonal competence. There is growing evidence that project-based sustainability courses facilitate interpersonal competence development. However, research so far has focused…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Knowledge Level
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Rodríguez Aboytes, Jorge Gustavo; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to investigate how transformative learning has been conceptualised and operationalised in education for sustainable development (ESD) and sustainability learning and to collect evidence on how to support transformative learning in formal and non-formal environments. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted a…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Research
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Konrad, Theres; Wiek, Arnim; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Advanced skills in communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement are widely recognized as important success factors for advancing sustainability. While project-based learning formats claim to advance such skills, there is little empirical evidence that demonstrates how interpersonal competence is being developed. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conflict, Interpersonal Competence, Courses
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Weiss, Marie; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the global research landscape of sustainability curricula implementation processes in higher education. The focus is twofold and investigates where research that aims at integrating sustainability into the curriculum is happening and how the research area of curriculum change for sustainability is developing.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Curriculum Implementation, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Brandt, Jan-Ole; Bürgener, Lina; Barth, Matthias; Redman, Aaron – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a holistic approach to assessing student teachers' competence development in education for sustainable development (ESD). This is to provide evidence on which teaching and learning formats help to foster which aspects of ESD-specific professional action competence in teachers. The studied competencies consist of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Sustainable Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Education Programs
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Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to comparatively analyse activities to integrate sustainability in teaching, research and operational practice in different higher education institutions, which differ both in the degree of how far implementation goes and in regards to the most active stakeholders. Against that background, the paper explores,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Grounded Theory, Comparative Analysis
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Barth, Matthias; Godemann, Jasmin; Rieckmann, Marco; Stoltenberg, Ute – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: To date, little attention has been given to the circumstances in which the process of developing key competencies for sustainable development may take place. The purpose of this paper is to consider, the possibilities both of formal and informal learning and their relationship to competence development within higher education.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Focus Groups, Sustainable Development