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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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Too, Linda; Bajracharya, Bhishna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the major factors necessary for engaging university campus community in sustainability. While general awareness in sustainability issues has improved in recent years through mass media coverage, this knowledge is not always translated into actual sustainable practice. Studies have indicated that…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Sustainable Development
El-Zein, Abbas; Airey, David; Bowden, Peter; Clarkeburn, Henriikka – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explore the rationale for teaching sustainability and engineering ethics within a decision-making paradigm, and critically appraise ways of achieving related learning outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the experience of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Civil Engineering, Ethics
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Bekessy, S. A.; Samson, K.; Clarkson, R. E. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2007
Purpose: This paper aims to assess the impact and value of non-binding agreements or declarations in achieving sustainability in universities. Design/methodology/approach: A case study of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University is presented, analysing the reasons for lack of progress towards sustainability and evaluating best…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Educational Change, Accountability, Foreign Countries
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Paten, Cheryl J. K.; Palousis, Nicholas; Hargroves, Karlson; Smith, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2005
Purpose: While a number of universities in Australia have embraced concepts such as project/problem-based learning and design of innovative learning environments for engineering education, there has been a lack of national guidance on including sustainability as a "critical literacy" into all engineering streams. This paper was presented…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries