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Birdman, Jodie; Wiek, Arnim; Lang, Daniel J. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This research aims to investigate the role of project-based-learning within graduate sustainability curricula through the lens of key competence development. Project-based learning has become a widely recommended pedagogy for sustainability education. It is hypothesized that through collaboration, student autonomy and real-world…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Elmassah, Suzanna; Biltagy, Marwa; Gamal, Doaa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Higher education institutions (HEIs) should play a fundamental role in achieving the international 2030 sustainable development (SD) agenda. Quality education is the fourth of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), and one of the targets related to this is to ensure that by 2030 all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Quality
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O'Brien, Emma; Culum Ilic, Bojana; Veidemane, Anete; Dusi, Davide; Farnell, Thomas; Šcukanec Schmidt, Ninoslav – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the development and piloting of a novel European framework for community engagement (CE) in higher education, which has been purposefully designed to progress the CE agenda in a European context. Design/methodology/approach: The proposed framework was co-created through the European Union (EU)-funded project…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Community Relationship, Universities, Guidelines
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Albert, Martin; Uhlig, Maria – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the current state of education for sustainable development (ESD) at Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) and to propose a guide for analysing sustainability at higher education institutions (HEI) in terms of implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and sustainability dimensions in the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Objectives, Sustainability, College Curriculum
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Birdman, Jodie; Redman, Aaron; Lang, Daniel J. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate student experiences and the potential impact of experience-based learning (EBL) in the early phase of graduate sustainability programs through the lens of key competencies. The goal is to provide evidence for the improvement of existing and the thorough design of new EBL formats in sustainability programs.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Graduate Students
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Konrad, Theres; Wiek, Arnim; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: For professional sustainability work, graduates need to be able to work in teams and collaborate with stakeholders; in other words, they need to have developed interpersonal competence. There is growing evidence that project-based sustainability courses facilitate interpersonal competence development. However, research so far has focused…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Knowledge Level
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Weber, Jana M.; Lindenmeyer, Constantin P.; Liò, Pietro; Lapkin, Alexei A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Approaches to solving sustainability problems require a specific problem-solving mode, encompassing the complexity, fuzziness and interdisciplinary nature of the problem. This paper aims to promote a complex systems' view of addressing sustainability problems, in particular through the tool of network science, and provides an outline of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Workshops, Sustainability
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Johannisson, Jonas; Hiete, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to share experiences of an easy to adapt service-learning approach in a graduate course on life cycle assessment (LCA). Specifically, it reports on how students helped the university's cafeteria to assess meals by conducting an LCA for 25 meals and identifying environmental hotspots. Design/methodology/approach: A…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Service Learning, Sustainable Development, Ecological Factors
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Perbandt, Daniela; Heinelt, Marie-Sophie; Bacelar-Nicolau, Paula; Mapar, Mahsa; Caeiro, Sandra Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Distance universities are of great importance for establishing sustainability literacy, as they operate as multipliers for thousands of students. However, despite several advantages of e-learning environments compared to traditional class-teaching, there are still challenges regarding suitable e-learning tools and didactical models. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Migliorini, Paola; Wezel, Alexander; Veromann, Eve; Strassner, Carola; Srednicka-Tober, Dominika; Kahl, Johannes; Bügel, Susanne; Briz, Teresa; Kazimierczak, Renata; Brives, Hélène; Ploeger, Angelika; Gilles, Ute; Lüder, Vanessa; Schleicher-Deis, Olesa; Rastorgueva, Natalia; Tuccillo, Fabio; Talgre, Liina; Kaart, Tanel; Ismael, Diana; Rembialkowska, Ewa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: To clarify needs and requests of the young generation to the contemporary and future education on food systems, this paper aims to examine the following issues: students' background knowledge, students' behaviour as consumers and food citizenship, most interesting topics of SFS for students and students' preferences and expectations in…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Expectation, Sustainable Development, Food
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Lange Salvia, Amanda; Londero Brandli, Luciana; Leal Filho, Walter; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca; Reginatto, Giovana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Considering the different roles universities can perform to contribute to sustainable development, it is through teaching and outreach that they might be able to connect to the academic and local communities the most. The purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which energy sustainability is being considered in campus…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Outreach Programs, College Instruction
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Weiss, Marie; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the global research landscape of sustainability curricula implementation processes in higher education. The focus is twofold and investigates where research that aims at integrating sustainability into the curriculum is happening and how the research area of curriculum change for sustainability is developing.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Curriculum Implementation, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Brandt, Jan-Ole; Bürgener, Lina; Barth, Matthias; Redman, Aaron – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a holistic approach to assessing student teachers' competence development in education for sustainable development (ESD). This is to provide evidence on which teaching and learning formats help to foster which aspects of ESD-specific professional action competence in teachers. The studied competencies consist of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Sustainable Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Education Programs
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Adomßent, Maik; Grahl, Anselm; Spira, Felix – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The lack of change structures can be seen as an important reason why sustainability continues to suffer a niche existence in most higher education organisations. This is a problem because universities can leverage their teaching, research and operations to advance solutions to climate change, hunger and other Sustainable Development…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sustainability, Campuses, Climate
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Klußmann, Coco; Sassen, Remmer; Gansel, Elisa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to answer the following research question: What are the key factors of the participatory process for establishing sustainability reporting in German universities? Design/methodology/approach: To answer the research question, this study uses qualitative methodology, following the grounded theory approach and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Documentation
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