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Zelenika, Ivana; Moreau, Tara; Lane, Oliver; Zhao, Jiaying – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Creating behavior change to mobilize transitions toward sustainability is a significant challenge of our time. Inspired by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Farmer Field School, we developed a novel community-based education program to engage people in local sustainability topics. In the Sustainable Communities Field School…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Botany, Gardening
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Wolff, Lili-Ann; Sjöblom, Pia; Hofman-Bergholm, Maria; Palmberg, Irmeli – Education Sciences, 2017
Sustainability is internationally often emphasized as an essential aim of higher education, but more as a principle than on the practical level. This is also obvious in the academic education of primary teachers in Finland. Therefore, it is a great challenge for Finnish teachers to include sustainability in their teaching and everyday life in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Beveridge, Dan; McKenzie, Marcia; Vaughter, Philip; Wright, Tarah – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to report on a census of high-level sustainability initiatives at all accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada by documenting the institutions that have undertaken sustainability assessments, have signed one or more sustainability declarations, have sustainability offices or officers or have sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Postsecondary Education, Geographic Location
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Scholtz, Brenda; Calitz, Andre; Haupt, Ross – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: Higher education institutions (HEIs) face a number of challenges in effectively managing and reporting on sustainability information, such as siloes of data and a limited distribution of information. Business intelligence (BI) can assist in addressing the challenges faced by organisations. The purpose of this study was to propose a BI…
Descriptors: Business, Intelligence, Higher Education, Information Management
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Lewis, Robin A.; Kenerson, Mollie J.; Sorrentino, Carmen; Rowse, Tarah H. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article reports findings from the preliminary assessment of the Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) Programme, a yearlong and sustainability-focused living and learning programme. Using a multimethod approach that triangulates its findings based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of surveys, pre- and post-programme…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Living Learning Centers, Experiential Learning
Grindheim, Liv Torunn; Bakken, Yvonne; Hauge, Kjellrun Hiis; Heggen, Marianne Presthus – ECNU Review of Education, 2019
Purpose: The article investigates how to make a broader understanding of sustainability relevant for early childhood education (ECE) guided by the four dimensions suggested by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: ecological, economic and social/cultural sustainability, and good governance. Design/Approach/Methods:…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Governance
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Wyness, Lynne; Jones, Paul; Klapper, Rita – Education & Training, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider the understanding and presence of sustainability within entrepreneurship education. The extant literature on sustainability within the entrepreneurship discipline remains extremely limited. Previously, sustainability within an entrepreneurship context has related to economic viability as opposed to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Demirci, Sinem; Teksöz, Gaye – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Integrating sustainable development into higher education is essential to reach a sustainable future; accompanied with level of knowledge, increasing level of motivation of university students is also crucial since motivation affects their ways of sustainable behaviour. Therefore, this study aimed to explore university students' reflections about…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Sustainability, College Students
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Chitiyo, Jonathan; May, Michael E.; Mathende, Allen M.; Dzenga, Chaidamoyo G. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2019
Evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of the School-wide Positive Behaviour Intervention Support model (SWPBIS) in managing problem behaviour among school students has been widely disseminated. As a result, the SWPBIS model is now widely implemented in schools across the US. Despite its widespread implementation and evidence demonstrating its…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian; Sandri, Orana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Equipping professionals with skills to make decisions in line with sustainability principles is essential for transitioning our societies towards sustainable development. Higher education is at the forefront of generating professionals with these skills. However, although sustainability has been included in many university graduate attribute…
Descriptors: Vignettes, College Graduates, Decision Making, Undergraduate Study
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Olweny, Mark – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims seeks to reflect on the transition of a school of architecture to incorporate sustainability principles as a core part of its undergraduate (Part I) programme. The paper offers a brief overview of the processes undertaken and outcomes of this to an integrated problem-based learning approach and with sustainability at its…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Architectural Education
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Hamdan Alghamdi, Amani K.; El-Hassan, Wai Si – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2019
This inaugural qualitative study solicited English as Second Language (ESL) teachers' thoughts about using ESL to teach Saudi Arabian (SA) university foundation year students about and raise their awareness of energy and sustainability issues. Fourteen participants from three higher education institutions in the Eastern Province of SA prepared…
Descriptors: Energy, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Language Teachers
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Lertpratchya, Alisa P.; Besley, John C.; Zwickle, Adam; Takahashi, Bruno; Whitley, Cameron Thomas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of higher education institution as a sustainability communication channel. The theory of planned behavior was used to examine the degree to which a student's tenure at a large university with active and visible sustainability initiatives is associated with changes in views about…
Descriptors: College Role, Sustainability, Communication (Thought Transfer), Behavior Theories
Carlson, Carla – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study investigates sustainability science as an emerging scientific field and the role of faculty members at higher education institutions as drivers of change in sustainability-science-based research, teaching, and community engagement. Seven factors related to the transdisciplinary field of sustainability science are analyzed for their…
Descriptors: Sustainability, College Faculty, Scientific Research, Teacher Researchers
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Deleye, Maarten; Van Poeck, Katrien; Block, Thomas – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to provide an overview of sustainability in Flemish higher education (HE) by using the multi-level perspective (MLP) on sustainability transitions for a comprehensive empirical analysis of how sustainability is embedded in Flemish HE. Design/methodology/approach: MLP was used as analytical framework to study the case and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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