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du Preez, Nicolaas P.; Mohr-Swart, Maryna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
In 1994, the Executive Management Committee (EMC) of Technikon Pretoria took a strategic decision to develop educational programmes in environmental management and sustainable development. The EMC also decided to integrate these programmes with the development and implementation of an environmental management policy for Technikon Pretoria. This…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Environmental Education, International Cooperation, Sustainable Development
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Rammelt, Crelis F.; Boes, Jan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
For the people of Bangladesh, mostly in rural areas, a new disaster is emerging. Two-thirds of the deep tube wells installed over the last three decades--roughly 3 million in total--contain arsenic concentrations above the permissible levels set by the WHO. These wells were installed to contribute to a secure and reliable drinking water supply,…
Descriptors: Water, Private Sector, Income, Community Involvement
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Marcell, Kristin; Agyeman, Julian; Rappaport, Ann – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
A community-based social marketing (CBSM) campaign to reduce student electricity use and greenhouse gas emissions was undertaken at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Social marketing methods follow a commercial marketing model and involve market research into the planning, pricing, communication, distribution, and evaluation of methods…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Energy Conservation, Marketing, Behavior Change
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Conroy, Maria Manta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Attention in US literature and practice addressing sustainable development has focused on a limited number of communities such as Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. These communities have been identified as making difficult decisions and ground-breaking policies to advance sustainability initiatives. However, these communities are…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Public Policy, Environmental Education
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Bryce, Paul; Johnston, Stephen; Yasukawa, Keiko – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Integrating sustainability into an undergraduate engineering program at the University of Technology, Sydney has been a challenging project. The authors of this paper have been participant observers of the integration process. In this paper, they have attempted an analysis of that process, focussing on the dynamics of the network of people and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Gudz, Nadine A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Rethinking our organisational learning processes is critical to society's transition to sustainability--a transition toward living respectfully with one another on a planet with finite resources. Presents the concept of sustainability as a central organising focus for higher education and draws on theories of organisational learning to help inform…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Peet, D. -J.; Mulder, K. F.; Bijma, A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
When sustainable development (SD) is only taught in specific courses, it is questionable if engineering students are able to integrate it into their engineering practices and technical designs. For this reason, sustainability should also be integrated into regular engineering courses, e.g. design courses, materials courses or processing…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Engineering, Sustainable Development
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Muijen, Heidi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Despite the mainstream technological approach of science in academic curricula, with its focus on specialisation, the Dutch history of higher education is an interesting example of an alternative development. The Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam has declared in its mission statement a pedagogical ideal of "broad academic education",…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, College Curriculum
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Lundholm, Cecilia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Describes how first-year civil engineering students interpreted the content and structure of an ecology course. Students' learning processes were analysed from an intentional perspective, i.e. a perspective that takes into account the students' educational aims and conceptions of the study situation. Interviews were carried out with six civil…
Descriptors: Ecology, Civil Engineering, Learning Processes, Engineering Education
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Ashford, Nicholas A. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Scholars and professionals committed to fostering sustainable development have urged a re-examination of the curriculum and restructuring of research in engineering-focused institutions of higher learning. This article will address the following themes and questions: How can multi- and trans-disciplinary teaching and research coexist in a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Spellerberg, Ian F.; Buchan, Graeme D.; Englefield, Russell – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
What system does a university need to optimise its progress to sustainability? Discusses the gradation of approaches possible for a university as it strives to improve its environmental performance. Argues that an environmental policy plus mechanisms for its implementation can be adequate, and endorsement of a single formal EMS need not be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Environmental Research
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Bornman, Gertruida M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
All educators should reflect on and assess the quality of their teaching and their learning programmes. Such reflection is the subject of this article. The focus is on higher education (HE) with particular emphasis on distance learning institutions. A particular educational programme is considered, namely a course-work Master's degree in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Peer Evaluation, Distance Education
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Thomas, Ian – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
The concepts of environmental education and education for sustainability have been acknowledged by many tertiary institutions for over a decade. An appreciable number of institutions have signed agreements to educate students in all disciplines about sustainability. Although several Australian institutions of higher education have signed the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Downey, Peter R. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
This is a story of transformation at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. It describes the progress and thinking along the path to introducing the university's vision of sustainability since the conclusion of EMSU 1999. It describes how sustainable practice has been incorporated within the formal democratic structures of the university, and describes…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Program Descriptions
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Arvidsson, Karin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2004
Since 1996, all Swedish public authorities, which includes most universities, have been made responsible for contributing to the sustainable development of the society. Swedish universities are thus required to submit annual environmental reports about their policies, structures and actions. This study provides a review of the activities that…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Universities, Environmental Standards
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