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Caniglia, Guido; John, Beatrice; Kohler, Martin; Bellina, Leonie; Wiek, Arnim; Rojas, Christopher; Laubichler, Manfred D.; Lang, Daniel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to present an experience-based learning framework that provides a bottom-up, student-centered entrance point for the development of systems thinking, normative and collaborative competencies in sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: The framework combines mental mapping with exploratory walking. It interweaves…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Competency Based Education, Systems Approach, Experiential Learning
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Brundiers, Katja; Wiek, Arnim; Redman, Charles L. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose--Academic sustainability programs aim to develop key competencies in sustainability, including problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate successfully with experts and stakeholders. These key competencies may be most fully developed in new teaching and learning situations. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the kind of, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses, Problem Based Learning, Service Learning
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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