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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight both the need for measurement of graduate capabilities post-degree completion and the challenges posed by such a task. Higher education institutions provide an important site of learning that can equip future professionals with capabilities to manage and respond to complex sustainability…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Sustainability
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Thomas, Ian; Depasquale, James – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The reported research aims to examine the extent to which sustainability capabilities have been delivered by a specific example of Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and how important the capabilities have been in the workplace. Design/methodology/approach Students who participated in an…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Sustainable Development, Sustainability
Holdsworth, Sarah; Wyborn, Carina; Bekessy, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper seeks to report research undertaken to assess the extent to which Australian universities were engaged in professional development (PD) activities focusing on the development of education for sustainability for their academics. Design/methodology/approach: This web-based survey seeks to identify the existence of PD programs and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Professional Development
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Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
The concepts of environmental education and education for sustainability have been acknowledged by many tertiary institutions for over a decade. An appreciable number of institutions have signed agreements to educate students in all disciplines about sustainability. Although several Australian institutions of higher education have signed the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries