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Oonk, Carla; Gulikers, Judith; den Brok, Perry; Mulder, Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Sustainable development requires multiple stakeholders to work and learn across practices, in other words, it requires boundary crossing competence. To prepare students for their future sustainability professions, higher education should facilitate the development of boundary crossing competence in its curricula. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Workshops, Learning
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Wang, Yijing; Sommier, Mélodine; Vasques, Ana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to examine whether the development of students' sustainability competences is dependent on how courses are delivered at higher education institutions (HEIs). It further investigates to what extent such competences can affect students' belief in the new environmental paradigm (NEP) and pro-environmental behaviors (PEBs).…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Competence, College Students
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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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Versteijlen, Marieke; van Wee, Bert; Wals, Arjen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Daily commuting trips of higher education (HE) students account for a large proportion of the carbon footprint of a HE institution. Considerations of students underlying their choice of travel mode and their decision to make the trip to campus or to study online are explored as a necessary first step for finding an optimal balance between…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Travel, Transportation
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Landrum, Nancy E. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to learn how sustainability and the circular economy were being integrated into the curriculum of a Dutch university and to transfer that knowledge back to a US university business school curriculum. Given the resistance toward integrating sustainability into the US business school curriculum, the Dutch university served…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Sustainable Development, Urban Areas, Sustainability
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Bakirlioglu, Yekta; Terzioglu, Nazli; Celik, Sine; Ulan, Ainur; Segalas, Jordi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to present key characteristics of educational design briefs for the circular economy (CE) through the analysis of 11 design briefs focussing on real-life challenges related to sustainability and the CE, developed with collaborating industry partners for four consecutive circular design internships conducted in Ireland,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education
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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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