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Biberhofer, Petra; Rammel, Christian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper aims to explain the relevance of science-society interfaces and their potential for higher education institutions to engage stakeholders in supporting sustainable change in cities, via the transdisciplinary learning and teaching approach of the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Vienna.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Sustainable Development, Course Descriptions
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Widener, Jeffrey M.; Gliedt, Travis; Tziganuk, Ashlee – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to understand if geographers, who teach in a new sustainability program, are conveying new knowledge, understanding, skills and competence about the integrated and holistic concept of "sustainability", rather than individual human-environmental issues to the students. In other words, are geography professors…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Coops, Nicholas C.; Marcus, Jean; Construt, Ileana; Frank, Erica; Kellett, Ron; Mazzi, Eric; Munro, Alison; Nesbit, Susan; Riseman, Andrew; Robinson, John; Schultz, Anneliese; Sipos, Yona – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: Delivery of sustainability-related curriculum to undergraduate students can be problematic due to the traditional "siloing" of curriculum by faculties along disciplinary lines. In addition, while there is often a ready availability of courses focused on sustainability issues in the later years of students' programs, few early…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Gombert-Courvoisier, Sandrine; Sennès, Vincent; Ribeyre, Francis – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2014
Purpose: This paper aims to present the authors' views on education for responsible consumption (ERC) in higher education, and deals with major components to be considered to educate students for responsible consumption. Design/methodology/approach: There are three components that seem relevant for ERC in higher education: taught courses should be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Behavior Change
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Biswas, Wahidul K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how industrial ecology can facilitate the achievement of sustainable development through its incorporation into an engineering curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: A model has been developed for assessing sustainability learning outcomes due to the incorporation of the concept of industrial ecology…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Maturity (Individuals), Environmental Education, Ecology
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Holland, Leigh – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
This paper investigates how one course--a final year undergraduate module--has been developed and implemented to inform students about corporate social responsibility from an accounting perspective. It takes as its core the notion of accounting and accountability, and is delivered by accounting lecturers to business students following a range of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Responsibility, Accounting, Accountability