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Ulmer, Nico; Wydra, Kerstin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Research on sustainability in higher education institutions (HEIs) is unequally distributed globally. The existing publications on sustainability in HEIs have largely focussed on the Global North. Meanwhile, little is known about the state of sustainability in HEIs located in the Global South, and within African HEIs in particular. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development
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Kiravu, Cheddi; Diaz-Maurin, François; Giampietro, Mario; Brent, Alan C.; Bukkens, Sandra G.F.; Chiguvare, Zivayi; Gasennelwe-Jeffrey, Mandu A.; Gope, Gideon; Kovacic, Zora; Magole, Lapologang; Musango, Josephine Kaviti; Ruiz-Rivas Hernando, Ulpiano; Smit, Suzanne; Vázquez Barquero, Antonio; Yunta Mezquita, Felipe – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to present a new master's programme for promoting energy access and energy efficiency in Southern Africa. Design/methodology/approach: A transdisciplinary approach called "participatory integrated assessment of energy systems" (PARTICIPIA) was used for the development of the curriculum. This approach is based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Energy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Feagan, Mathieu Lawrence – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore graduate student experiences of ecohealth communities of practice in Canada, West and Central Africa and Central America, to better understand the role of student knowledge in advancing innovative practices in transdisciplinary, participatory and equitable research approaches. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Ecology, Public Health, Communities of Practice
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Olweny, Mark – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims seeks to reflect on the transition of a school of architecture to incorporate sustainability principles as a core part of its undergraduate (Part I) programme. The paper offers a brief overview of the processes undertaken and outcomes of this to an integrated problem-based learning approach and with sustainability at its…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Architectural Education
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Pretorius, Rudi; Lombard, Andrea; Khotoo, Anisa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: Inquiry-based approaches can potentially enrich sustainability learning in any educational context, more so in open and distance learning (ODL--perceived as theoretically inclined) and in regions of educational need (such as the Global South, of which Africa forms part). The purpose of this paper is to map the benefits and challenges of…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Role, Sustainability
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Bothun, Gregory D. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study report of the development of data networks and initial connectivity in the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region and how that development evolved into the formation of research and education (R&E) networks that enable new collaborations and curriculum potential.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Networks, Cooperation, Resource Centers
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Savelyeva, Tamara; McKenna, James R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to build a detailed description of the Global Seminar (GS) curricula model by exploring its on-the-ground participatory practices in America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Design/methodology/approach: Within a qualitative research design framework, the authors interviewed 20 faculty members from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Sustainability