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Balakrishnan, Balamuralithara; Tochinai, Fumihiko; Kanemitsu, Hidekazu; Al-Talbe, Ali – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to examine the impacts of education for sustainable development subject(s) offered at University A, Japan and University B, Malaysia on the attitude and perception toward environment, social and economic issues of sustainability among the engineering undergraduates of the institutions from different countries.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Engineering Education
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Jodoin, Joshua John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of education for sustainable development (ESD) approaches in English as a foreign language (EFL) in Japanese higher education. Design/methodology/approach: A content and language integrated learning (CLIL) University-level course was run over two separate semesters--the first as a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainable Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Okayama, Sakiko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to explain the student-led environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO14001 which Chiba University has continued for 15 years. It describes its structure "Chiba University Method", the students' activities and their collaboration with companies. It also analyzes the advantages and the issues. Readers can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Role, Conservation (Environment)
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Ueda, Edilson Shindi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the first experiences (activities, attitudes and inclinations) of an undergraduate student team with eco-design activities. Design/methodology/approach: Undergraduate students of an industrial design course were invited to participate in the design project. The activities of students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teamwork, Design, Ecology
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Fukushima, Yasuhiro; Ishimura, Gakushi; Komasinski, Andrew James; Omoto, Reiko; Managi, Shunsuke – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to suggest the structure of a platform for education and capacity building for Future Earth, which is an intensive program open to the eight stakeholders and which utilizes existing research programs/facilities associated with Future Earth. An intention of this paper is to facilitate a policy brief for projects associated…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Environmental Education
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Wu, Yen-Chun Jim; Shen, Ju-Peng; Kuo, Tsuang – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the holistic picture of sustainability curricula in Asian higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Content analysis was conducted based on Asian management education for sustainability in higher education. Online courses arrangement, teaching methods, instructors' educational background and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Content Analysis, Administrator Education
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Kawabe, Midori; Kohno, Hiroshi; Ikeda, Reiko; Ishimaru, Takashi; Baba, Osamu; Horimoto, Naho; Kanda, Jota; Matsuyam, Masaji; Moteki, Masato; Oshima, Yayoi; Sasaki, Tsuyoshi; Yap, Minlee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to draw lessons for developing community-university partnerships from experiences in promoting coastal education for sustainable development (ESD). Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative data collected from two coastal community outreach projects were analyzed. Findings: The outreach projects improved the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Service Learning, Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship
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MacVaugh, Jason; Norton, Mike – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how active learning may help address the legitimacy and practicability issues inherent in introducing education for sustainability into business-related degree programs. Design/methodology/approach: The focus of this study is the experience of the authors in the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Kitamura, Yuto; Hoshii, Naoko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: Education for sustainable development (ESD) aims at changing the approach to education that integrates principles, values and practices of sustainable development, and needs to be incorporated into all forms of learning and education. The purpose of this paper is to review the way in which ESD has been developed at universities in Japan.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Nomura, Ko; Abe, Osamu – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review key developments and the role of governmental support in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education in Japan. Design/methodology/approach: This is an analytical review paper on policy and practice, using an evaluative perspective to consider developments, challenges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Itoh, Masayuki; Suemoto, Makoto; Matsuoka, Koji; Ito, Atsushi; Yui, Kiyomitsu; Matsuda, Tsuyoshi; Ishikawa, Masanobu – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on education for sustainable development (ESD) Hyogo-Kobe, and the contribution of Kobe University as a model case. An attempt to develop and implement a new ESD programme in higher education is also reported. Design/methodology/approach: A brief description…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Action Research, Sustainable Development, Expertise
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Ferrer-Balas, D.; Adachi, J.; Banas, S.; Davidson, C. I.; Hoshikoshi, A.; Mishra, A.; Motodoa, Y.; Onga, M.; Ostwald, M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the key aspects of transformation of universities towards sustainability, such as the ideal characteristics of the "sustainable university", and the drivers and barriers in the transformation, by comparing the strategies of seven universities world-wide. Design/methodology/approach: A…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis, Sustainable Development