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Kudo, Shogo; Omi, Kanako; Florentin, Kevin; Allasiw, Doreen Ingosan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to describe how a sustainability-focused program in higher education can provide training and key experiences for implementing transdisciplinary approaches. The case is a fieldwork-based training course called the Global Field Exercise (GFE) at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo. The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Course Descriptions
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Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Siqueira, Renê Grottoli; Martins, Vitor W. B.; Anholon, Rosley; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; Leal Filho, Walter; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This study aims to analyse the essential characteristics for the success of social projects developed with undergraduate students of higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A case study was conducted to verify the main characteristics of projects in a social entrepreneurship initiative. These features were used…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Programs, Community Needs, School Community Relationship
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Galvão, Cecília; Faria, Cláudia; Viegas, Wanda; Branco, Amélia; Goulão, Luís – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to understand if a project work methodology proposed to students, based on an inquiry perspective and dealing with different dimensions of sustainable development, contributed to creating an interdisciplinary solution for a problem on sustainability challenged by food production and consumption, and also to understand if…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Production
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Ngo, Truc Thanh; Chase, Bradley – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Environmental sustainability and social contexts are becoming increasingly important concepts. The infusion of sustainability and humanitarian engineering (HE) into the academic core curriculum is often challenging. This study aims to provide an understanding of students' perceptions and attitudes toward the incorporation of active…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Projects, Active Learning, Sustainability
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Levesque, Vanessa R.; Wake, Cameron P. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how the process of creating and implementing sustainability competencies across a university illuminate dynamics of organizational change. The push to advance education for sustainable development in higher education will likely require transformation of existing policies and practices. A set of…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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Weber, Jana M.; Lindenmeyer, Constantin P.; Liò, Pietro; Lapkin, Alexei A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Approaches to solving sustainability problems require a specific problem-solving mode, encompassing the complexity, fuzziness and interdisciplinary nature of the problem. This paper aims to promote a complex systems' view of addressing sustainability problems, in particular through the tool of network science, and provides an outline of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Workshops, Sustainability
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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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Karmasin, Matthias; Voci, Denise – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This research aims to analyze to what extent sustainability and its related core aspects are integrated in media and communication's curricula of higher education institutions in Europe. Design/methodology/approach: A total of n = 1068 bachelor and master's degree programs, as well as their related curricula/program specifications, from…
Descriptors: Role, Sustainability, Communications, Journalism Education
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Noy, Sue; Capetola, Teresa; Patrick, Rebecca – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Education for Sustainability in Higher Education (ESHE) sits within and across disciplinary settings that share the need for a framework that provides a basis for pedagogy, assessment and learning outcomes (Kalsoom, 2019). ESHE strives to create transformative learning spaces that help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Undergraduate Students
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Salovaara, Janne J.; Soini, Katriina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expand the competence-led structuring and understanding of sustainability education by analysing the practices of professional individuals who have completed university education geared to the development of sustainability change-makers. Design/methodology/approach: The research scope was initially on…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Professionalism, Competence, Sustainable Development
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Roysen, Rebeca; Cruz, Tânia Cristina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the pedagogical tools that can enhance transdisciplinarity in higher education and stimulate sustainability transitions, based on the case study of a partnership between the University of Brasilia and an ecovillage in Brazil. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study was carried out, based on…
Descriptors: Universities, Environmental Education, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Thomas, Timothy G. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to present the case of a semester-long study-abroad education class in Italy. This course explored place-based methods that classroom teachers (K-12) might use to connect students' outdoor surroundings to extend the lessons they learn in school about environmental sustainability. The experience of the university instructor…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Course Descriptions, Place Based Education, College Faculty
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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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Orlovic Lovren, Violeta; Maruna, Marija; Stanarevic, Svetlana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This purpose of this study is to explore the integration of the sustainable development concept and goals into the curriculum of higher education studies using the example of three faculties of the University of Belgrade. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative content analysis has been applied on two levels: the evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Kyriakopoulos, Grigorios; Ntanos, Stamatios; Asonitou, Sofia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the underlying dimensions of environmental behavior (EB) and examine how environmental education (EE) and ecological sensitivity (ES) motivate the EB of Business Administration and Accounting students (BAS). Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire survey was conducted and a sample of 190 BAS…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Environmental Education, Ecology
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