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Foley, Rider W.; Archambault, Leanna M.; Hale, Annie E.; Dong, Hsiang-Kai – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Universities and colleges around the world are exploring ways of reorganizing curricula to educate future leaders in sustainability. Preservice teachers hold tremendous potential to introduce concepts of sustainability far earlier than post-secondary education. However, there is little research of such efforts to yield changes in future elementary…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outcomes of Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wynveen, Brooklynn J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
Experts agree that overconsumption is a major problem in Western culture today, particularly in the United States. Thus, it is important to promote sustainable behaviour among the general public. However, existing educational programming geared towards promoting such behaviour remains appealing largely to environmentally motivated audiences, as…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Behavior Change
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Franck, Olof – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2017
The aim of this article is to highlight the role of religiously motivated ethics within the field of sustainability didactics. The article starts with critical reflections on the idea that religion, by proposing claims for knowledge of absolute authorities such as "divine beings or supernatural dimensions", offers capacity for uniting…
Descriptors: Ethics, Sustainability, Role, Religious Factors
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Graham, Peter; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Developmental social psychologist Albert Bandura's 1961 Bobo doll experiments provide interesting insights for the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) today. This article discusses some of the implications Bandura's model of learned aggression has for modelling learned unsustainability. These lessons are not limited to educational…
Descriptors: Toys, Models, Sustainability, Educational Research
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Sterling, Stephen – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are viewed in the context of Johan Rockström's work on planetary boundaries at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. This work sets a double challenge to educational policy and practice: to embrace and help achieve the Goals, but also to work towards a deeper change in consciousness which can reconcile people…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Goal Orientation
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Laurie, Robert; Nonoyama-Tarumi, Yuko; Mckeown, Rosalyn; Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This research is a synthesis of studies carried out in 18 countries to identify contributions of education for sustainable development (ESD) to quality education. Five common questions were used for the interviews in each country to solicit education leaders and practitioners' views on the outcome and implementation of ESD. The analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kaikai, Moijue; Baker, Erin – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
It is crucial that the younger generation be included in the conversation of sustainable development, given the urgent need of a global transition to cleaner energy solutions. Sustainable energy engineering (SEE) taught as early as secondary school can not only increase the number of students that will potentially study engineering to solve global…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Energy Conservation, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
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Norat, María de los Ángeles Vilches; Herrería, Alfonso Fernández; Rodríguez, Francisco Miguel Martínez – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This qualitative research has been undertaken with the purpose of developing an integrated system of categories based on ecopedagogy. Founded on the critical pedagogy of Paulo Freire, this movement moves towards complex thinking and holism. Its theoretical bases are set on principles of sustainability, biosensibility, ethics of care and global…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Critical Theory, Sustainability, Classification
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Dan, Nguyen Linh; Mino, Takashi – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Since 2000, and especially during the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD 2005-2014), many universities have begun offering educational programmes on sustainability. Over this span, the level and type of diversity among students have only increased. This begs the question: How does university student diversity…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Sustainability, Student Surveys, College Students
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Gisslevik, Emmalee; Wernersson, Inga; Åberg, Helena; Larsson, Christel – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Little is known what the term sustainable development entails in relation to the school subject of home and consumer studies and the subject's knowledge area of food. The aim is to illustrate how food is expressed in national syllabuses of home and consumer studies at present and in the past, and its operationalization into sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Food, Qualitative Research
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Shallcross, David C. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Concept maps are used to assess student and cohort learning of sustainable development. The concept maps of 732 first-year engineering students were individually analyzed to detect patterns of learning and areas that were not well understood. Students were given 20 minutes each to prepare a concept map of at least 20 concepts using paper and pen.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Sustainable Development, Taxonomy, Classification
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Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Al Washahi, Maryam – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This study aims to investigate, from the Omani's prospective, teachers' perceptions about the concept of sustainable development (SD) and three related issues (cultural diversity, renewable energy and equity). The sample consisted of 159 prospective teachers from Sultan Qaboos University. Data were collected via a questionnaire comprising a list…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development
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Cooke, Penelope R.; Hemmings, Brian C. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The authors of this article report on a qualitative study of Australian community-based natural resource management groups known as Landcare groups. They discuss how four Landcare groups contributed to sustainability practices and how a policy change implemented in 2003 influenced the efforts of the groups to remain active in their activities.…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Natural Resources, Land Use, Sustainability
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Fahey, Shireen; Verstraten, Luke; Berry, Ashton J. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
This article presents the results of an innovative education capacity assessment and delivery project to promote sustainable development in large ocean states in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. Science education can help prepare the present and coming generations for stability in an uncertain future. Limited financial, geographical and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Risk, Capacity Building
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Otte, Pia Piroschka – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Universities are understood to play an essential role in the promotion of sustainable development. However, the recognition of sustainable development in higher education poses multiple challenges to the traditional higher education system. This article introduces a course concept called "Experts in Teams" (EiT) as a new platform of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Behavior Change
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