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Sustainability education : perspectives and practice across higher education / edited by Stephen Sterling.

Publication:
Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, 2010.
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Book
1 online resource (373 p.)
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Sustainable development -- Study and teaching (Higher).
Environmental education.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
How do we equip learners with the values, knowledge, skills, and motivation to help achieve economic, social and ecological well-being? How can universities make a major contribution towards a more sustainable future? Amid rising expectations on HE from professional associations, funders, policy makers, and undergraduates, and increasing interest amongst academics and senior management, a growing number of higher education institutions are taking the lead in embracing sustainability. This response does not only include greening the campus but also transforming curricula and teaching and learning. 3. 'It's not just bits of paper and light bulbs': A review of sustainability pedagogies and their potential for use in higher education 4. Third-wave sustainability in higher education: Some (inter)national trends and developments 5. Education for sustainability in the business studies curriculum: Ideological struggle 6. Geography, earth and environmental sciences: A suitable home for ESD? 7. Climate change, sustainability and health in UK higher education: The challenges for nursing 9. Staging sustainability: Making sense of sustainability in HE dance, drama and music geography, environmental and Earth Sciences, nursing/health, law, dance, drama, music, engineering, media and cultural studies, art and design, theology, social work, economics, languages, education, business and built environment.Subject areas covered include:The first part of the book provides background on the current status of sustainability within higher education, including chapters discussing interdisciplinarity, international perspectives and pedagogy. The second part features 13 chapter case studies from teachers and lecturers in diverse disciplines, describing what has worked, how and why - and what hasn't. Whilst the book is organised by traditional disciplines, the authors and editors emphasise transferable lessons and interdisciplinarity so that readers can learn from examples outside their own area to embed sustainability within their own curricula and teaching.This book explains why this is necessary and - crucially - how to do it. Bringing together the experience of the HEFCE funded Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF) at the University of Plymouth and the Higher Education Academy's Education for Sustainable Development Project, the book distills out the curriculum contributions of a wide range of disciplinary areas to sustainability.
Contents:
chapter 1 Introduction / Paula Jones
chapter 2 More than the Sum of their Parts? Interdisciplinarity and Sustainability / Paula Jones
chapter 3 ‘It’s Not Just Bits of Paper and Light Bulbs’: A Review of Sustainability Pedagogies and their Potential for Use in Higher Education / Debby Cotton
chapter 4 Third-wave Sustainability in Higher Education: Some (Inter)national Trends and Developments / Arjen E. J.Wals and John Blewitt
chapter 5 Education for Sustainability in the Business Studies Curriculum: Ideological Struggle / Delyse Springett
chapter 6 Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences: A Suitable Home for ESD? / Brian Chalkley
chapter 7 Climate Change, Sustainability and Health in UK Higher Education:The Challenges for Nursing / Benny Goodman
chapter 8 Sustainability – Is It Legal? The Benefits and Challenges of Introducing Sustainability into the Law Curriculum / Tracey Varnava
chapter 9 Staging Sustainability: Making Sense of Sustainability in HE Dance, Drama and Music / Paul Kleiman
chapter 10 Engineering our World Towards a Sustainable Future / Edited by Simon Steiner
chapter 11 Developing Critical Faculties: Environmental Sustainability in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies in Higher Education / Debbie Flint
chapter 12 Sustainability in the Theology Curriculum / Katja Stuerzenhofecker, Rebecca O’Loughlin and Simon Smith
chapter 13 Sustaining Communities: Sustainability in the Social Work Curriculum: Andrew Whiteford, Viv Horton, Diane Garrard, Deirdre Ford and Avril Butler / Andrew Whiteford
chapter 14 Sustainability and Built Environment Professionals: A Shifting Paradigm / Judi Farren Bradley
chapter 15 Costing the Earth:The Economics of Sustainability in the Curriculum / Anthony Plumridge
chapter 16 Translating Words into Action and Actions into Words: Sustainability in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies Curricula / John Canning
chapter 17 If Sustainability Needs New Values, Whose Values? Initial Teacher Training and the Transition to Sustainability / Robert Cook.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
Contributor:
Sterling, Stephen R., editor.
ISBN:
1-136-53159-9
1-282-78987-2
9786612789878
1-84977-651-2
OCLC:
670411544