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Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Carow, Sanet; Wilson, Graeme; Schmitz, Peter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to showcase and critically review the value of selected pedagogies in which real-world engagements are used to enhance sustainability learning in an open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) context in the Global South. The paper considers opportunities, issues, alternatives and implementation guidelines.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Open Education, Distance Education
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Mawonde, Albert; Togo, Muchaiteyi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the challenges faced by ODeL institutions to involve students in campus sustainable development goals (SDGs) related practices. Given that universities are mandated by several calls to participate in the implementation of SDGs, one way they can contribute to the SDGs paradigm is through the…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students, Sustainable Development
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Shabalala, Lombuso Precious; Ngcwangu, Sisa – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to present the results of an investigation on how a reciprocal relationship between the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) in South Africa and the surrounding communities can be used to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development goal 4 (SDG 4). The aim of this paper is to establish stakeholder perceptions on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education, College Role
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Moyo, Inocent; Cele, Hlengiwe Marvelous Sweetness – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The paper aims to advocate for innovative approaches in terms of the involvement of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the conservation of the environment, which fully considers and includes the developmental needs of indigenous communities while at the same time protecting the environment. Design/methodology/approach: Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Conservation (Environment), Indigenous Populations
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Abed, Sameera; Ackers, Barry – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the transformation disclosures in the publicly available annual reports of South African public universities and to establish the extent to which universities account to their stakeholders about how they have discharged their transformation obligations. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Social Change, Annual Reports, Disclosure, Organizational Change
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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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Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Anderson, Ryan; Khotoo, Anisa; Pienaar, Richelle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to reflect on approaches through which open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) students can use their local environments for assessments and explores how this shapes their conceptualisations of "university" and "campus". Key issues and lessons learnt are covered, thus providing pointers for implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Sustainability, Learning Experience
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Scholtz, Brenda; Calitz, Andre; Haupt, Ross – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions (HEIs) face a number of challenges in effectively managing and reporting on sustainability information, such as siloes of data and a limited distribution of information. Business intelligence (BI) can assist in addressing the challenges faced by organisations. The purpose of this study was to propose a BI…
Descriptors: Business, Intelligence, Higher Education, Information Management
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Leal Filho, Walter; Brandli, Luciana Londero; Becker, Deisi; Skanavis, Constantina; Kounani, Aristea; Sardi, Chrysoula; Papaioannidou, Dimitra; Paço, Arminda; Azeiteiro, Ulisses; de Sousa, Luiza Olim; Raath, Schalk; Pretorius, Rudi Wessel; Shiel, Christine; Vargas, Valeria; Trencher, Gregory; Marans, Robert W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: There is a widely held belief that sustainable development (SD) policies are essential for universities to successfully engage in matters related to sustainability, and are an indicator of the extent to which they are active in this field. This paper aims to examine the evidence which currently exists to support this assumption. It…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Universities, School Policy
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Calitz, Andre; Bosire, Samual; Cullen, Margaret – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to show that business intelligence (BI) is a key component of a sustainability-reporting framework for higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: Four questionnaires were administered to Registrars and managers at 21 South African HEIs and at selected international HEIs. The data analysis entailed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Best Practices, Decision Making
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Bulunga, Angel Ancha Lindelwa; Thondhlana, Gladman – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: In response to increasing energy demand and financial constraints to invest in green infrastructure, behaviour change energy-saving interventions are increasingly being considered as a tool for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour in campus residences. This paper aims to report on a pilot programme aimed at reducing energy consumption…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy Conservation, College Housing, Dormitories
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Awuzie, Bankole; Emuze, Fidelis – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This study aims to review the zeal exhibited by universities in South Africa towards aligning institutional mandates of teaching, learning, research and community engagement to the sustainable development (SD) agenda. The implementation of the SD agenda across higher education institutions (HEIs) continues to draw attention from the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Universities, Public Colleges
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van Breda, John; Musango, Josephine; Brent, Alan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to improve the understanding of individual transdisciplinary PhD research in a developing country context, focusing on three individual PhD case studies in South Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: Multiple-case method was used, and three completed transdisciplinary PhD research efforts undertaken at the Stellenbosch…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Muller, Irene; Tempelhoff, Johann – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the benefits of using resilience assessment instead of command and control mechanisms to evaluate sustainable campus environments. Design/Methodology/Approach: An exploratory mixed-method design was followed for the purposes of the project. During the first qualitative phase, a historical timeline of the focal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Campuses, Mixed Methods Research
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Hull, R. Bruce; Kimmel, Courtney; Robertson, David P.; Mortimer, Michael – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to describe, explain and evaluate a graduate education program that provides international project experiences and builds competencies related to collaborative problem-solving, cultural capacity to work globally and sustainable development. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative analysis of survey data from 28 students…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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