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Higher Education And Sustainable Development

Author : Cheryl Desha
ISBN : 9781134665655
Genre : Education
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Responding to the global and unprecedented challenge of capacity building for twenty-first century life, this book is a practical guide for tertiary education institutions to quickly and effectively renew the curriculum towards education for sustainable development. The book begins by exploring why curriculum change has been so slow. It then describes a model for rapid curriculum renewal, highlighting the important roles of setting timeframes, formal and informal leadership, and key components and action strategies. The second part of the book provides detailed coverage of six core elements that have been trialled and peer reviewed by institutions around the world: raising awareness among staff and students mapping graduate attributes auditing the curriculum developing niche degrees, flagship courses and fully integrated programs engaging and catalysing community and student markets integrating curriculum with green campus operations. With input from more than seventy academics and grounded in engineering education experiences, this book will provide academic staff with tools and insights to rapidly align program offerings with the needs of present and future generations of students.

Universities And The Sustainable Development Future

Author : Peter H. Koehn
ISBN : 9781315449951
Genre : Business & Economics
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Since the mid-1970s, a series of international declarations that link environment and sustainable development to all aspects of higher learning have been endorsed and signed by universities around the world. Although university involvement in sustainable-development research and outreach has increased substantially, systematic learning from higher-education engagements has been limited. Universities and the Sustainable Development Future offers institutions of higher learning around the world practical guidelines that can be applied contextually to produce credible evidence regarding the outcome and impact of their teaching, research, and transnational-partnering activities. Drawing on innovative applications of lessons from experience with international-development cooperation, this book demonstrates the utility of a flexible framework that will inspire substantial improvements in the ways universities evaluate and improve their sustainable-development undertakings aimed at promoting Agenda 2030. This book promotes an inclusive evaluation framework that will allow universities to illuminate sustainable-development outcomes, and it provides a cutting-edge resource for students, scholars, and policy makers with an interest in sustainable development, climate change, and evaluation challenges.

Rethinking Reform In Higher Education

Author : Ziauddin Sardar
ISBN : 9781565647268
Genre : Education
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The Reform in Higher Education in Muslim Societies is in sum a paradigm shift in perspective driven by important considerations including the aims of education itself. It may require reforming existing disciplines, inventing new ones, as well as working in conjunction with current knowledge(s) and discourses by taking effective account of the ethical, spiritual norms of Muslim society, the guiding principles that it operates under, which in turn mark the underlying basis of its makeup and spiritual identity. Rather than creating divisions, reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies recognizes the plurality and diversity of the modern networked world, and seeks to replace sterile and uniform approaches to knowledge with a broader and more creative understanding of reality as lived on different soils and different cultures. Moderation, balance and effective communication are paramount features of the underlying philosophy.

Curriculum Models For The 21st Century

Author : Maree Gosper
ISBN : 9781461473664
Genre : Education
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Changing student profiles and the increasing availability of mainstream and specialized learning technologies are stretching the traditional face-to-face models of teaching and learning in higher education. Institutions, too, are facing far-reaching systemic changes which are placing strains on existing resources and physical infrastructure and calling into question traditional ways of teaching through lectures and tutorials. And, with an ever-increasing scrutiny on teaching and teachers’ accountability for positive educational outcomes, the call for closer attention to learning, teaching and, most especially, to the design and delivery of the curriculum is given increasing relevance and importance. Research provides strong evidence of the potential for technologies to facilitate not only cognition and learning but also to become integral components in the redesign of current curriculum models. Some Universities and individual academics have moved along this pathway, developing new and innovative curriculum, blending pedagogies and technologies to suit their circumstances. Yet, there are others, unsure of the possibilities, the opportunities and constraints in these changing times. Curriculum Models for the 21st Century gives insights into how teaching and learning can be done differently. The focus is on a whole of curriculum approach, looking at theoretical models and examples of practice which capitalize on the potential of technologies to deliver variations and alternatives to the more traditional lecture-based model of University teaching.​

Religion And Sustainable Development

Author : Cathrien de Pater
ISBN : 9783643900173
Genre : Religion
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How are the different worldviews and religions as well as their alleged contributions to sustainable development incorporated in the academic disciplines of religious studies and theology? This theme is explored from the perspectives of Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, modern and indigenous spiritual traditions worldwide. Cases are presented from Western Europe, North America, Malaysia, India, and Africa. This publication shows that the cross-cutting of the arenas of sustainable development and religion in higher education constitutes a diverse yet little explored field, and presents the first steps to document its bounty. Irene Dankelman M.Sc., Lecturer Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Cathrien de Pater, MA M.Sc., consultant, Nijmegen Institute for Mission Studies / Centre for Sustainable Management of Resources, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Reorienting Educational Efforts For Sustainable Development

Author : Rajeswari Namagiri Gorana
ISBN : 9789401776226
Genre : Social Science
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Education in South Asia has a renewed agenda which can enable societies to leapfrog development that is sustainable such that the individual is prepared for his/her involvement, responsibility and commitment to local and global discussions of our common future. This book on South Asia will focus on initiatives under the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) umbrella and discuss the challenges, opportunities, issues and strategies in the countries of the region. It presents these initiatives of Environmental Education/ESD vis-à-vis the administrative, economic, social, cultural and ecological realities of each country at various levels of policy, planning, implementation and evaluation. The discussions in this book extend beyond formal education systems like schools, higher education, pre-service and in-service teacher preparation to community education and education initiatives conceptualized with the goal of sustainability. All initiatives will demonstrate how each country in its own pace contributing to move ESD from the periphery to the core of education initiatives.

Cents And Sustainability

Author : Michael H. Smith
ISBN : 9781849776370
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cents and Sustainability is a clear-sighted response to the 1987 call by Dr Gro Brundtland in Our Common Future to achieve a new era of economic growth that is 'forceful and at the same time socially and environmentally sustainable'. The Brundtland Report argued that not only was it achievable, but that it was an urgent imperative in order to achieve a transition to sustainable development while significantly reducing poverty and driving 'clean and green' investment. With some still arguing for significantly slowing economic growth in order to reduce pressures on the environment, this new book, Cents and Sustainability, shows that it is possible to reconcile the need for economic growth and environmental sustainability through a strategy to decouple economic growth from environmental pressures, combined with a renewed commitment to achieve significant environmental restoration and poverty reduction. Beginning with a brief overview of some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, the book then explains 'decoupling theory', overviews a number of factors that can undermine and even block efforts to decouple in both developed and developing countries, and then discusses a number of key considerations to assist the development of national 'decoupling strategies'. The book then focuses on presenting evidence to support greater action, not just on climate change, but also on decoupling economic growth from the loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of natural systems, freshwater extraction, waste production, and air pollution.In the lead up to the 2012 United Nations Earth Summit and beyond, Cents and Sustainability will be a crucial guide to inform and assist nations to develop strategies to significantly reduce environmental pressures, strengthen their economy, create jobs and reduce poverty. 'I commend the team from The Natural Edge Project and their partners for undertaking to develop a response to 'Our Common Future' to mark its 20th anniversary.' Dr Gro Brundtland.Sequel to The Natural Advantage of NationsPublished with The Natural Edge Project

Sustainable Development A Pacific Islands Perspective

Author : Kanayathu Koshy
ISBN : UCBK:C095932480
Genre : Education
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Sustainability In The Australasian University Context

Author : Walter Leal Filho
ISBN : UOM:39015064779419
Genre : Education
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Sustainable development, i.e. the use of existing natural resources in a way that they are available in the long term for future generations, holds a central position at an international level. Sustainability has also found its way into academia, especially in North America, Europe and Australasia, where many universities include it in their programs. Due to their wealth of experiences and well-organised structure, Australasian universities provide a good example of how to promote sustainability in respect of policy as well as academic practice. In order to succeed and to last, sustainability initiatives must be incorporated into the structures and operational systems of universities. In addition to traditional efforts towards making provisions for sustainable development elements in the areas of teaching or research, a sustainability dimension must also be considered as part of extension works, operations, and in staff training. This book discusses the context of sustainability in the Australasian tertiary sector, provides examples of innovative education for sustainability initiatives, and presents details of leading campus greening projects. The authors hope that these examples can help and inspire people in other countries and regions as well.

Sustainable University

Author : Gerd Michelsen
ISBN : 3964741205
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