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Konrad, Theres; Wiek, Arnim; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: For professional sustainability work, graduates need to be able to work in teams and collaborate with stakeholders; in other words, they need to have developed interpersonal competence. There is growing evidence that project-based sustainability courses facilitate interpersonal competence development. However, research so far has focused…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Knowledge Level
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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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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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Sierra, Javier; Suárez-Collado, Ángela – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: There is a growing trend in higher education institutions to develop multi-disciplinary approaches to education for sustainable development and to implement student-centered and problem-based methodologies to increase student engagement and satisfaction. This paper aims to present an innovative methodology to increase student awareness…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Decision Making, Sustainable Development, Objectives
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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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Konrad, Theres; Wiek, Arnim; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Advanced skills in communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement are widely recognized as important success factors for advancing sustainability. While project-based learning formats claim to advance such skills, there is little empirical evidence that demonstrates how interpersonal competence is being developed. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conflict, Interpersonal Competence, Courses
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Eppinga, Maarten B.; Lozano-Cosme, Jenny; de Scisciolo, Tobia; Arens, Patrick; Santos, Maria J.; Mijts, Eric N. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Despite increasing efforts to incorporate sustainability in curricula and practices of institutions of higher education, effective implementation remains challenging. The purpose of this study is to present an approach to incorporate sustainability into a practice-oriented research skills course, which was implemented at a small island…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Curriculum Implementation, Research Skills
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Daub, Claus-Heinrich; Hasler, Marina; Verkuil, Arie Hans; Milow, Uta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to describe an innovative approach of integrating sustainability into the structures and processes of a business school without creating resistance. Design/methodology/approach: A sustainable entrepreneurship competition was embedded as an independent programme in an already existing business plan competition at the School…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainability, Business Administration Education, Business Schools
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Mateus, Dina M. R.; Pinho, Henrique J. O.; Nogueira, Isabel M. D. P.; Rosa, Manuel A. N. H.; Cartaxo, Marco A. M.; Nunes, Valentim M. B. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the case of the Valorbio research project, in which students of different high-level programs were involved in the experimental work and in the dissemination of results in collaboration with the research team. Design/methodology/approach: The inclusion in higher education curricula of content…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Student Projects, College Students, Sustainable Development
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Küçüksayraç, Elif; Ariburun Kirca, Layika Ney Ece – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Although the methods and approaches of sustainable design have been developing for more than 20 years, their application in design education and the design process is still under-examined. This study aims to investigate how to integrate sustainability into project-based undergraduate courses in industrial design education, where…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Design
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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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De Hooge, Ilona E.; van Dam, Ynte K. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: As one of the five concrete actions recommended for implementing sustainable development at universities (internal operations, institutional framework, research, education and capacity building), capacity building has received the least research attention. Although capacity building can be a tangible implementation of outreach that offers…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Capacity Building, College Students, Training
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Briggs, Sarah Jayne; Robinson, Zoe P.; Hadley, Rachel Louise; Laycock Pedersen, Rebecca – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to explore a single-institution case study of partnership working between students, the University and Students' Union, through four student-led sustainability projects. The paper analyses the role and value of these partnerships and provides advice for other institutions on effective partnership working between these…
Descriptors: College Students, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability, Student Projects
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Soini, Katriina; Korhonen-Kurki, Kaisa; Asikainen, Henna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the learning outcomes of the project-based learning in a Master Class programme on sustainability carried out in collaboration by the University of Helsinki and a private company operating in global mining technology. The following two questions were addressed: Q1. What kind of sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Sustainability, Colleges
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Jia, Qian; Wang, Ying; Fengting, Li – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a case study of the establishment and development of a minor program in Sustainable Development in Tongji University, China, and how it contributes to embedding sustainable development into higher education system as an alternative platform for researchers and students to involve in a…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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