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Soltani, Ali; Allan, Andrew; Nguyen, Ha Anh; Berry, Stephen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to clarify the differences between students' travel behaviours in Australia and China and the association between students' environmental attitudes and their travel behaviours in both countries. Design/methodology/approach: The paper extensively reviewed most of existing literature work on commuting patterns of higher…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Travel, Correlation, Environmental Education
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Shaw, Amy; Capetola, Teresa; Lawson, Justin T.; Henderson-Wilson, Claire; Murphy, Berni – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the sustainability of the food culture at Deakin University and to determine what the barriers to increasing the sustainability of food on the Burwood campus may be. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey of staff and students from the Faculty of Health at the Burwood campus of Deakin University (n =…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Food, Online Surveys, College Faculty
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Schaffhauser-Linzatti, Michaela Maria; Ossmann, Stefan F. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions are regarded as forerunners and pioneers of sustainability. However, it is to question whether they actually fulfill their role model function. This paper aims to reveal whether selected universities in Australia and Austria meet the reporting expectations about their activities on sustainability in very…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Annual Reports, Universities
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Glover, Andrew; Strengers, Yolande; Lewis, Tania – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Air travel is becoming increasingly recognized as a source of greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. This is particularly relevant for the university sector, which relies heavily on staff air travel for domestic and international mobility. Design/methodology/approach: Using a qualitative content and textual analysis of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Air Transportation, Foreign Countries, Climate
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Poon, Joanna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which universities' strategic plans affect the level of incorporation of sustainability within the curriculum design and property portfolio. Design/Methodology/Approach: This research adopted a case study approach. The case study institution was Deakin University in Australia. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Warr Pedersen, Kristin; Pharo, Emma; Peterson, Corey; Clark, Geoffrey Andrew – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to profile the development of a bicycle parking hub at the University of Tasmania to illustrate how the Academic Operations Sustainability Integration Program promotes real change through the engagement of stakeholders from across an institution to deliver campus sustainability. This case study outlines one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Universities
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Warr Pedersen, Kristin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider an expanded vision of professional development for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) in a higher education institution. Through an exploration of a community of practice at the University of Tasmania, this paper examines how collaborative peer learning can sustain and promote continued…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews
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Maher, Judith; Burkhart, Sarah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe students' self-reported learning from engaging in an experiential learning task designed to develop their understanding of sustainable food systems and dietary practices. Design/methodology/approach: In all, 143 first-year students enrolled in an entry level food and nutrition subject undertook a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nutrition Instruction, Experiential Learning, Sustainability
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Pfautsch, Sebastian; Gray, Tonia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study, from Western Sydney University, aims to assess the disposition of students towards climate warming (CW)--a key component of sustainability. CW is a global reality. Any human born after February 1985 has never lived in a world that was not constantly warming, yet little is known about how higher education students perceive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Online Surveys
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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
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Perera, Chamila Roshani; Hewege, Chandana Rathnasiri – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to extend the current knowledge of curriculum developments in international business and marketing curricula. Integrating sustainability into business and marketing curricula of the universities are widely debated in previous literature. Sustainability is a global phenomenon; however, curriculum development…
Descriptors: Marketing, Business Administration Education, Course Content, Online Surveys
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Howlett, Cathy; Ferreira, Jo-Anne; Blomfield, Jessica – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to argue that substantive changes are required in both curricula and pedagogical practice in higher education institutions to challenge dominant epistemologies and discourses and to unsettle current ways of thinking about, and acting in relation to, the environment. Central to such a shift, it is argued, is the need for…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Sustainable Development
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Eagle, Lynne; Low, David; Case, Peter; Vandommele, Lisa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to report on findings from the first phase of a longitudinal study of undergraduate business students' attitudes, beliefs and perceptions concerning sustainability issues. Design/methodology/approach: To improve understanding of the potential effects of changes in the curriculum, business students enrolled during the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Sustainability
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Wooltorton, Sandra; Wilkinson, Anne; Horwitz, Pierre; Bahn, Sue; Redmond, Janice; Dooley, Julian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: Academic approaches to the challenge of enhancing sustainability in research in university contexts illustrate that universities are affected by the very same values and socio-ecological issues they set out to address, making transformation difficult at every level. A theoretical and practical framework designed to facilitate cultural…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Organizational Change
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Sutton, Stephen G.; Gyuris, Emma – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to optimize the Environmental Attitudes Inventory (EAI) and second, to establish a baseline of the difference in environmental attitudes between first and final year students, taken at the start of a university's declaration of commitment to EfS. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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