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Hueske, Anne-Karen; Aggestam Pontoppidan, Caroline; Iosif-Lazar, Lavinia-Cristina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore the extent and types of E-Learning used, as method and tool, to support education for sustainable development (ESD); and to understand the coverage of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in massive open online courses (MOOCs). Design/methodology/approach: The study extends the morphological box of ESD in higher…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education
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Alm, Karin; Beery, Thomas H.; Eiblmeier, David; Fahmy, Tarek – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to understand better the student awareness and knowledge on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are used in higher education institutions (HEIs) to motivate students' learning on sustainability. It is essential to consider students' understanding of sustainability at the end of their studies to assess whether they…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Knowledge Level, Sustainable Development
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Burden, Håkan; Sprei, Frances – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to address the challenges of teaching sustainable development to computer engineering students. Part of the problem is that they perceive the topic as irrelevant for their future profession. Design/methodology/approach: To address this challenge, we introduced a project element into a course on sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science Education
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Evans, Neus; Inwood, Hilary; Christie, Beth; Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Eva – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to undertake a cross-comparative inquiry into Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) related to governance, initiatives and practices in initial teacher education (ITE) across four countries with very different contexts -- Sweden, Scotland, Canada and Australia. It provides insights into issues arising…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education
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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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Holmén, Johan; Adawi, Tom; Holmberg, John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: While sustainability-oriented education is increasingly placing importance on engaging students in inter- and transdisciplinary learning processes with societal actors and authentic challenges in the centre, little research attends to how and what students learn in such educational initiatives. This paper aims to address this by opening…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Learning Processes, Social Environment
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Macheridis, Nikos; Paulsson, Alexander – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to investigate how sustainability has been incorporated -- or mainstreamed -- in a school at one university through techniques of responsibilization and accountabilization. Design/methodology/approach: Inspired by the extended case study methodology, the authors participated, observed and analyzed two audit-inspired…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Teacher Responsibility
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Bryant, Jayne; Ayers, James; Missimer, Merlina; Broman, Göran – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Transformative learning (TL) and leadership are key leverage points for supporting society's transition toward sustainability. The purpose of this study is to identify essential components of TL within an international sustainability leadership master's program in Sweden that has been described by many students as life-changing,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Alumni, Masters Programs, Leadership Training
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Walsh, Zack; Böhme, Jessica; Lavelle, Brooke D.; Wamsler, Christine – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to increase related knowledge across personal, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability and how it can be applied to support transformative learning. Design/methodology/approach: The paper provides a reflexive case study of the design, content and impact of a course on eco-justice that integrates relational…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Equal Education, Justice, Sustainability
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Argento, Daniela; Einarson, Daniel; Mårtensson, Lennart; Persson, Christel; Wendin, Karin; Westergren, Albert – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to unveil how sustainability is integrated into the courses/programmes of higher education institutions. The research question addressed is: how do academics representing different disciplines cooperate and engage in the work of integrating sustainability into their teaching programmes. Design/methodology/approach: This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Universities, College Faculty
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Bolmsten, Johan; Kitada, Momoko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the usefulness of an agile social learning method in higher education to build capacity for sustainable development at the community level. Social learning methods intend to empower students (and instructors) to work together in connection with real-life issues -- combined with acquiring a…
Descriptors: Socialization, Higher Education, Capacity Building, Sustainable Development
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Leifler, Ola; Dahlin, Jon-Erik – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to report on how programme directors address sustainability within engineering education at Swedish universities and engineering colleges. Design/methodology/approach: The study was performed as a survey with follow-up interviews around the following core questions--to what extent do programme directors possess a deep…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Program Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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Liwång, Hans – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study has a scope limited to a specific course and changes integrated to the core of the KTH naval architecture master program. The students in the program have earlier experience from engineering applications in a general sustainability perspective and understand the basic concepts within sustainability. Therefore, to introduce…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Design
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Ostuzzi, Francesca; Hoveskog, Maya – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Teaching sustainable development at the higher education level requires that existing curricula are supplemented with multi-disciplinary (and sometimes multi-national) collaboration and integrated thinking. The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding of a particular framework for business model innovation for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, Feedback (Response)
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Bergquist, Daniel; Hempel, Christine A.; Lööf Green, John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to describe an exploratory research and design process that uses illustrative techniques to bridge the gap between theoretical principles of systems ecology, stakeholder input and a workable physical planning strategy for Ultuna Campus in Uppsala, Sweden. Design/methodology/approach: Stakeholder interviews provide the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education
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