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Mulder, Karel F.; Ferrer, Didac; Segalas Coral, Jordi; Kordas, Olga; Nikiforovich, Eugene; Pereverza, Kateryna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims at identifying factors that could contribute to the motivation of students in sustainable development (SD) education. The underlying idea of the paper is that SD education is not always as attractive among students and lecturers as many would like it to be. Design/methodology/approach: The paper briefly reviews literature…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Student Motivation
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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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Segalas, Jordi; Mulder, Karel F.; Ferrer-Balas, Didac – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study how experts on teaching sustainability in engineering education contextualize sustainability; also to evaluate the understanding of sustainability by engineering students. The final aim is to evaluate what pedagogy experts believe provides better opportunities for learning about sustainability in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Engineering Education, Research Administration, Engineering
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Mulder, Karel F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The slogan "Practice what you preach" denotes that people should behave in accordance with the values that they preach. For universities that teach sustainable development (SD), it implies that these institutes should apply major SD principles themselves for example by campus greening, green purchasing, etc. But is not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Engineering Education, College Faculty