Sustainability in Higher Education

Sustainability in Higher Education
Author: J. Paulo Davim
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-08-24
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780081003756

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Support in higher education is an emerging area of great interest to professors, researchers and students in academic institutions. Sustainability in Higher Education provides discussions on the exchange of information between different aspects of sustainability in higher education. This book includes chapter contributions from authors who have provided case studies on various areas of education for sustainability. focus on sustainability present studies in aspects related with higher education explores a variety of educational aspects from an sustainable perspective

Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education
Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2306
Release: 2019-10-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 3030113515

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This encyclopedia serves as a tool to support universities across the world to implement sustainable development in higher education in a number of key areas, spread over 5 volumes:1. Policy-making, visioning, structures, management and strategies 2. Teaching, learning and competencies 3. Research and transformation 4. Campus greening, design, operations and carbon impacts5. Students and stakeholders ́ initiatives and involvement The encyclopedia will be of special interest to administrators and managers at higher education institutions; academic staff (e.g. lecturers, professors, researchers); technical staff and students. Also, other groups working outside higher education, but interested on the theory and practice of sustainable development, will find its contents useful.

Sustainability in Higher Education

Sustainability in Higher Education
Author: Peggy F. Barlett,Geoffrey W. Chase
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2013-08-16
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780262519656

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Campus leaders describe how community colleges, publicly funded universities, and private liberal arts colleges across America are integrating sustainability into curriculum, policies, and programs. In colleges and universities across the United States, students, faculty, and staff are forging new paths to sustainability. From private liberal arts colleges to major research institutions to community colleges, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curricula, policies, and programs. New divisions, degree programs, and courses of study cross traditional disciplinary boundaries; Sustainability Councils become part of campus governance; and new sustainability issues link to historic social and educational missions. In this book, leaders from twenty-four colleges and universities offer their stories of institutional and personal transformation. These stories document both the power of leadership—whether by college presidents, faculty, staff, or student activists—and the potential for institutions to redefine themselves. Chapters recount, among other things, how inclusive campus governance helped mobilize students at the University of South Carolina; how a course at the Menominee Nation's tribal college linked sustainability and traditional knowledge; how the president of Furman University convinced a conservative campus community to make sustainability a strategic priority; how students at San Diego State University built sustainability into future governance while financing a LEED platinum-certified student center; and how sustainability transformed pedagogy in a lecture class at Penn State. As this book makes clear, there are many paths to sustainability in higher education. These stories offer a snapshot of what has been accomplished and a roadmap to what is possible. Colleges and Universities Covered Arizona State University • Central College, Iowa • College of the Menominee Nation, Wisconsin • Curriculum for the Bio-region Project, Pacific Northwest • Drury University, Missouri • Emory University, Georgia • Florida A&M University • Furman University, South Carolina • Green Mountain College, Vermont • Kap'olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii • Pennsylvania State University • San Diego State University • Santa Clara University, California • Slippery Rock State University, Pennsylvania • Spelman College, Georgia • Unity College, Maine • University of Hawaii–Manoa • University of Michigan • University of South Carolina • University of South Florida • University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh • Warren Wilson College, North Carolina • Yale University

Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability

Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability
Author: Peter Blaze Corcoran,Arjen E.J. Wals
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2007-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780306485152

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This book challenges universities to rethink their missions and to re-structure courses, research programs, and campus life in terms of sustainability. The author offers valuable theoretical and practical resources for students, teachers, researchers, and administrators who seek sustainability in higher education. Sustainability is explored as an outcome and a process of learning, and also as a catalyst for educational change and institutional innovation.

Sustainability Education

Sustainability Education
Author: Paula Jones,David Selby,Stephen R. Sterling
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781844078776

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'To summarise, this book has a clear academic justification and is aptly outlined with examples of creative and relevant ideas that could easily be adapted and implemented in many fields - particularly for those subject areas that were intentionally omitted. Readers can easily navigate to their field of interest and the book would be a highly recommended resource for many, including the student market, academics, practitioners, policy makers and senior managers.'Nancy El-Farargy, A Guide to Publications in the Physical Sciences

Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education

Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education
Author: Matthias Barth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781135052027

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In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to promote sustainability and how the higher education curriculum can be changed to facilitate the paradigm shift needed. Across the globe, a rising number of higher education institutions and academics are responding to these questions by transforming their own teaching and learning and their institutions’ curricula. This book contributes to that development by examining in-depth case studies of innovative approaches and curriculum changes at multiple levels of the education sector. Elaborating key principles of higher education for sustainable development and identifying drivers and barriers to implementing sustainability in the curriculum, the book provides a comprehensive overview of what makes higher education for sustainable development a unique field of research and practice, as well as offering a coherent narrative of how change can be effected in it. This much-needed book is a valuable resource to inform, guide and inspire students, academics, administrators and community partners, whether experienced or new to the field, whether already committed or not to higher education for sustainable development in an age of transformation.

Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability

Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability
Author: J. Paulo Davim,Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2015-10-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319237053

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This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how sustainability in higher education is being pursued in different countries can be found in this book. Case studies include institutions from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Canada and USA.

Contemplative Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Education

Contemplative Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Education
Author: Marie Eaton,Holly J. Hughes,Jean MacGregor
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-10-14
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781317279433

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How do we foster in college students the cognitive complexity, ethical development, and personal resolve that are required for living in this "sustainability century"? Tackling these complex and highly interdependent problems requires nuanced interdisciplinary understandings, collective endeavors, systemic solutions, and profound cultural shifts. Contributors in this book present both a rationale as well as a theoretical framework for incorporating reflective and contemplative pedagogies to help students pause, deepen their awareness, think more carefully, and work with complexity in sustainability-focused courses. Also offering a variety of relevant, timely resources for faculty to use in their classrooms, Contemplative Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Education serves as a key asset to the efforts of educators to enhance students’ capacities for long-term engagement and resilience in a future where sustainability is vital.