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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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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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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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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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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
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Stubbs, Wendy; Schapper, Jan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on efforts to develop two stand-alone subjects on sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a mainstream business curriculum at Monash University, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents details on the educational rationale and design of the two subjects in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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Davis, Georgina; Wolski, Malcolm – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: This paper seeks to provide details of Griffith University's (GU) approach for sustainably dealing with electronic waste (e-waste) and the benefits of using the e-waste programme as a valuable educational case study for ESD. Design/methodology/approach: The e-waste programme is explained with reference to key resources and literature, so…
Descriptors: Wastes, Foreign Countries, Hazardous Materials, Pollution
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Davis, G.; O'Callaghan, F.; Knox, K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is seek to characterise sustainable attitudes and behaviours (including recycling and waste minimisation, energy efficiency, water conservation and "green" purchasing) amongst non-academic staff within Griffith University, Queensland. Design/methodology/approach: For this study, the attitudes and…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Water, Energy Conservation, Work Environment
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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
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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