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Murray, Jaylene – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Over the past few decades, universities have been recognized as ideal leaders for the development of policies and innovative solutions required to support the transition to sustainable societies. As a major stakeholder group, students play a significant role in moving this agenda forward; however, their actions remain understudied in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Sustainability, Student Role, Social Problems
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Gusc, Joanna; van Veen-Dirks, Paula – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: Sustainability is one of the newer topics in the accounting courses taught in university teaching programs. The active learning assignment as described in this paper was developed for use in an accounting course in an undergraduate program. The aim was to enhance teaching about sustainability within such a course. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Sustainability, Active Learning
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Tassone, Valentina C.; Dik, Giel; van Lingen, Thekla Anna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: While empowerment for sustainability is considered a major objective within sustainability-oriented educational programs and policies, little is known about the actual process of empowering students for sustainability through higher education. This study aims to explore this field, by introducing the EYE (Educating Yourself in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Empowerment, Sustainability
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Küçüksayraç, Elif; Wever, Renee; Brezet, Han – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the intermediary role of universities in spreading design for sustainability into industry. Design/methodology/approach: Three case studies were undertaken on Delft University of Technology, Design for Sustainability Program from The Netherlands; a center on sustainable consumption and production; and Prof.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, College Role, Case Studies, Program Design
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Mulder, Karel F.; Ferrer, Didac; Segalas Coral, Jordi; Kordas, Olga; Nikiforovich, Eugene; Pereverza, Kateryna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims at identifying factors that could contribute to the motivation of students in sustainable development (SD) education. The underlying idea of the paper is that SD education is not always as attractive among students and lecturers as many would like it to be. Design/methodology/approach: The paper briefly reviews literature…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Student Motivation
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Bootsma, Margien; Vermeulen, Walter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the labor market position of environmental science graduates and the core competencies of these environmental professionals related to their working practice. Design/methodology/approach: The authors carried out two surveys amongst alumni of the integrated environmental science program of Utrecht…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Labor Market, Graduate Surveys, Alumni
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Fortuin, Ir. Karen P. J.; Bush, Simon R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate and analyse the didactic model of a university course, which concerns an applied academic consultancy project and which focuses on skills related to crossing boundaries between disciplines and cultures, and between theory and practice. These boundary crossing skills are needed to develop…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Environmental Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Rikers, Jos H. A. N.; Hermans, Jos H. C. L. M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the case of the cross-border RCE Rhine-Meuse established as the first Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development in Europe. RCE Rhine-Meuse is an initiative of two institutions of higher education in the South of The Netherlands, but reaching out to the German and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Expertise, Research and Development Centers
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Fokkema, Jacob; Jansen, Leo; Mulder, Karel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2005
Purpose--To present the challenge of sustainable development, the way in which technology can address that challenge and the task of engineering education to train engineers for it. Design/methodology/approach--The paper describes briefly the history of the environmental and sustainability discourse in The Netherlands, as a densely populated…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Appropriate Technology
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Peet, D. -J.; Mulder, K. F.; Bijma, A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
When sustainable development (SD) is only taught in specific courses, it is questionable if engineering students are able to integrate it into their engineering practices and technical designs. For this reason, sustainability should also be integrated into regular engineering courses, e.g. design courses, materials courses or processing…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Engineering, Sustainable Development
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Muijen, Heidi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Despite the mainstream technological approach of science in academic curricula, with its focus on specialisation, the Dutch history of higher education is an interesting example of an alternative development. The Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam has declared in its mission statement a pedagogical ideal of "broad academic education",…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, College Curriculum