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Thomas, Howard; Ougham, Helen; Sanders, Dawn – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The present paper aims to examine the concept of "plant blindness" in the context of current sustainability debates. "Plant blindness" was the term introduced in 1999 by the botanists and educators James H Wandersee and Elisabeth E Schussler to describe what they saw as a pervasive insensitivity to the green…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Conservation (Environment), Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Jones, Karen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to think through the value of History as a way of interrogating ideas around environmental change as well as bridging the gap between definitions of natural and cultural heritage. In terms of the sustainability in higher education imperative, it argues that youth climate change movements and endeavours to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Ecology, Conservation (Environment)
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Kemp, Nicola; Scoffham, Stephen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The growing awareness of climate change, biodiversity loss and the wider global environmental emergency has led to calls for decisive and immediate action from all sections of society. This paper aims to consider the question of how universities should respond and what role they might best adopt in current circumstances.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Climate, Higher Education, Universities
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Wilson, Simon – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and evoke an old educational concept called "study". This is learning which leads to love and love which leads to learning. It is a dynamic experience which engenders transformation whose telos is simultaneously endlessly knowable and unknowable. The paper argues that it unites humans with…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Transformative Learning, Learning Processes
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Moriau, Linde; Tondeur, Jo; Bertone, Julie; Huysmans, Minne; Temmerman, Martina; Meurs, Pieter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Community engaged research and learning strategies are considered meaningful methods for universities to demonstrate their critical importance to today's societies. At the same time, it is stressed that not all approaches are equally beneficial, highlighting the need for well-considered design and delivery. This paper aims to outline a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, School Community Relationship, Universities
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Frank, Pascal – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Despite advances in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) scholarship and practice, ESE has not yet contributed to mitigate the sustainability-related problems it is meant to remedy. As part of an explanation, some scholars have argued that current ESE scholarship and practice overemphasizes intellectual and neglects…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Consumer Economics, Scholarship
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Orr, Madeleine; McCullough, Brian P.; Pelcher, Jamee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Given greater awareness of environmental issues and the acceleration of climate change, universities are increasingly requiring undergraduate students to complete coursework in environmental issues. Research has shown that environmental courses hosted in science departments can be too challenging for students with no science background.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Transformative Learning, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Roos, Nicolas; Guenther, Edeltraud – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: As social institutions, higher education institutions (HEIs) play a key role in the distribution of knowledge and skills for sustainable development and societal structures. To fulfill this task, the institutionalization of sustainability within the organization's structures is essential. The purpose of this paper is to provide an…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Management Systems, College Administration
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Rebelatto, Bianca Gasparetto; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Reginatto, Giovana; Daneli, Rangel Casanova; Brandli, Luciana Londero – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse recent actions of energy efficiency implemented by University of Passo Fundo, a higher education institution located in the south of Brazil, and their contributions to Goal 7. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is based on collected energy data and information of energy efficiency actions…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Colleges
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Arruda Filho, Norman de Paula; Beuter, Barbara Przybylowicz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to assess how transculturality can potentiate projects developed between UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatories' institutions by emphasizing on the advantages for teams with people from different nationalities. Besides, it addresses a well-discussed topic among the signatory schools of PRME…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Cultural Differences, International Cooperation, Interaction
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Son-Turan, Semen; Lambrechts, Wim – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explain the extent and content of the sustainability disclosure of public and foundation (private but not-for-profit) universities in Turkey. Design/methodology/approach: Subsequent to a systematic literature review of six academic databases and the National Thesis Center, a content analysis using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Disclosure
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Strachan, Scott Munro; Marshall, Stephen; Murray, Paul; Coyle, Edward J.; Sonnenberg-Klein, Julia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to share the University of Strathclyde's experience of embedding research-based education for sustainable development (RBESD) within its undergraduate curricula through the use of an innovative pedagogy called Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP), originated at Georgia Institute of Technology. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development, Program Descriptions
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Plesniarska, Aleksandra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the most important initiatives and the strategic framework of the European Union (EU) supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This paper also presents an overview of the progress towards the 4th Sustainable Development Goal (quality education) mainly in tertiary and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Laws, Strategic Planning, Educational Quality
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Kräusche, Kerstin; Pilz, Stefanie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the development of an integrated sustainability reporting. In this paper success criteria are named and empirical values when dealingwith specific challenges are formulated. The focus is on the development of criteria for reporting, the involvement of university members and quality assurance.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Integrated Activities, Quality Assurance, Research Reports
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Huber, Sandra; Bassen, Alexander – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: So far, sustainability reporting in higher education is in a very early stage--partly, because of the lack of an established and widely recognized sustainability reporting framework for higher education institutions (HEIs). Therefore, a modification of the sustainability code for the use in the higher education context was recently…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Guidelines, Accountability, Benchmarking
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