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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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Pedro, Eugénia de Matos; Leitão, João; Alves, Helena – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to identify stakeholders' perceptions of the effects associated with different components of intellectual capital (IC) on the sustainable development (SD) practices of higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: The empirical approach uses a structural equation model to provide new empirical findings…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Public Colleges
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Booth, Annie; Earley, Sinead; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigal, Todd; Ray, Christie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss an innovative course offered as a partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) (Canada), the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses: UNBC's third-year undergraduate/graduate course, carbon and energy management. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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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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Menon, Shalini; Suresh, M. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The UN proclamation of 2005-2014 as the decade of education for sustainable development has been instrumental in creating awareness and driving higher education institutions (HEIs) in integrating sustainability into their system. The purpose of this paper is to explore and encapsulate practices adopted by universities and colleges across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Practices, Environmental Education
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Rodríguez Aboytes, Jorge Gustavo; Barth, Matthias – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to investigate how transformative learning has been conceptualised and operationalised in education for sustainable development (ESD) and sustainability learning and to collect evidence on how to support transformative learning in formal and non-formal environments. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conducted a…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Educational Research
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Wamsler, Christine – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Current approaches to sustainability science and education focus on (assessing and addressing) the external world of ecosystems, wider socio-economic structures, technology and governance dynamics. A major shortcoming of such approaches is the neglect of inner dimensions and capacities (which constrains education for sustainability as an…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Intervention, Social Change, Decision Making
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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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Aminpour, Payam; Gray, Steven; Richardson, Robert; Singer, Alison; Castro-Diaz, Laura; Schaefer, Marie; Ramlan, Mohd Aswad; Chikowore, Noleen Rutendo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate different ways in which faculty members of sustainability-related departments in universities across the world perceive, understand and define sustainability and how these definitions are linked to their demographics and epistemological beliefs. Design/methodology/approach: Scholars from different…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Definitions, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Hay, Rachel; Eagle, Lynne – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to compare the findings from a survey of a cohort of students at an Australian regional university across two time points: immediately on commencing their first semester of study and at the end of their final semester of study to determine whether, and in what ways, these students' views concerning sustainability appear to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Sustainability, Student Attitudes
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Fokdal, Josefine; Colic, Ratka; Milovanovic Rodic, Danijela – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to supplement existing research on a joint approach to integrate sustainability into higher planning education (HPE) by facilitating an international transformative learning process. It looks at three different urban master's programs in Serbia (Belgrade) and Germany (Berlin and Stuttgart). Design/methodology/approach: In…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Cooperation, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
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Ulmer, Nico; Wydra, Kerstin – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: Research on sustainability in higher education institutions (HEIs) is unequally distributed globally. The existing publications on sustainability in HEIs have largely focussed on the Global North. Meanwhile, little is known about the state of sustainability in HEIs located in the Global South, and within African HEIs in particular. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Sustainable Development
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Qureshi, Saad Mahmood Qureshi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: By using experiential learning theory, this study aims to examine how students engage in sustainable living practices that can improve their sustainability literacy and behaviours. It also explores their motivations and enablers. In doing so, the research seeks to develop a curriculum model that may assist educators in designing learning…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Literacy, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Development
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Roos, Nicolas; Guenther, Edeltraud – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: As social institutions, higher education institutions (HEIs) play a key role in the distribution of knowledge and skills for sustainable development and societal structures. To fulfill this task, the institutionalization of sustainability within the organization's structures is essential. The purpose of this paper is to provide an…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Management Systems, College Administration
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