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Oonk, Carla; Gulikers, Judith; den Brok, Perry; Mulder, Martin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Sustainable development requires multiple stakeholders to work and learn across practices, in other words, it requires boundary crossing competence. To prepare students for their future sustainability professions, higher education should facilitate the development of boundary crossing competence in its curricula. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Workshops, Learning
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Núñez-Andrés, M. Amparo; Martinez-Molina, Antonio; Casquero-Modrego, Núria; Suk, Jae Yong – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The importance of sustainability in architecture currently necessitates the integration of innovative teaching strategies on the subject into architecture programs. This study aims to introduce and examine peer learning pedagogy by peer tutoring to educate architecture students in sustainable design. Design/methodology/approach: Based on…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Tutors, Active Learning
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Buchtele, Roman; Lapka, Miloslav – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: In recent decades, the concepts of sustainable development (SD) and sustainability have become a part of the everyday information flow. Is there real impact on students who have potential to become stakeholders and decision-makers? To be able to answer this question, the authors focussed on the following problems: whether the discourse of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Economics Education
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Margaça, Clara; Hernández Sánchez, Brizeida; Sánchez-García, José Carlos – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: To achieve sustainable development to protect the environment and society, an increasing number of scholars have conducted in-depth research on sustainable and responsible consumption behaviors. The outputs demonstrate that consumers are increasingly concerned and aware of the issues associated with the excessive use of resources. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sustainable Development, Reliability, Measures (Individuals)
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Hogan, Deirdre; O'Flaherty, Joanne – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: Goal 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explicitly frames education as an enabler of change and a means to achieve all SDGs. This study aims to explore the nature and culture of science as an academic discipline and its capacity for the integration of education for sustainable development (ESD). Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Sustainable Development, Objectives
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Grindsted, Thomas Skou; Nielsen, Thomas Theis – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: While the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and visions for sustainability education apply to many methods, they can be hard to put into practice. This study aims to concern an undergraduate geography course designed not only to teach geographical methods but also to engage with the multi-scalar nature of the SDGs and apply them to…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Human Geography
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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to draw on an in-depth qualitative case study of an undergraduate sustainability education course to show the extent of pedagogical reflection and teaching capability demonstrated in lived practice to support transformative, systemic and capability building learning processes, as advocated in the literature, for effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Case Studies, Transformative Learning
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Martínez Casanovas, Matilde; Ruíz-Munzón, Noemí; Buil-Fabregá, Marian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse which are the active learning methodologies, which had better contribute to acquiring competences for sustainable development (SD) in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Cluster analysis is used to define 252 students' skills patterns and their perception of the different active learning…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Sustainable Development, Active Learning, Student Attitudes
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Homer, Stephen T.; Khor, Kuan Siew – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to highlight a multidimensional model of sustainability practices that are considered meaningful and practical for implementation by higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: The Concept System® Global MAX© software facilitated the bottom-up approach of this study, where 32 staff and students of a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Sustainable Development, Concept Mapping, Private Colleges
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Sánchez-Carracedo, Fermín; Romero-Portillo, Daniel; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Moreno-Pino, Francisco Manuel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to present a methodology for analysing the extent to which students of a university degree perceive that they have received a good education for sustainable development (ESD). The methodology enables us to quantify this perception, which, in turn, allows us to determine: to what extent the objectives related to ESD are…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Versteijlen, Marieke; van Wee, Bert; Wals, Arjen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: Daily commuting trips of higher education (HE) students account for a large proportion of the carbon footprint of a HE institution. Considerations of students underlying their choice of travel mode and their decision to make the trip to campus or to study online are explored as a necessary first step for finding an optimal balance between…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Travel, Transportation
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Dziubaniuk, Olga; Nyholm, Monica – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to explore methods of teaching sustainability and business ethics, relevant to the modern demand for student's skills and knowledge. The study explores the challenges of teaching a business school undergraduate-level course and argues that a constructivist pedagogy is a suitable epistemological approach for designing a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Sustainable Development, Ethics, Business Administration Education
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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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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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Rajabifard, Abbas; Kahalimoghadam, Masoud; Lumantarna, Elisa; Herath, Nilupa; Hui, Felix Kin Peng; Assarkhaniki, Zahra – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for all communities and jurisdictions require a comprehensive roadmap that encompasses all dimensions of data infrastructure, social, economic, environmental and governance ecosystems. With this in mind, this paper aims to establish the link between the curriculum and intended…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Curriculum Development
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