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Fisher, Josie; Bonn, Ingrid – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
Global initiatives and a rapidly expanding academic literature identify the responsibility that universities have to incorporate sustainability education into their curricula. This study had two aims: first, to investigate the extent to which Australian undergraduate management curricula explicitly identified a focus on sustainability and, second,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Rousell, David – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Over the last three decades, scientists have uncovered the extent of human impacts on the earth's operating systems with increasing clarity and precision. These findings have prompted scientific claims that we have transitioned out of the Holocene and into the Anthropocene epoch in the earth's geological history (Crutzen & Stoermer, 2000). At…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Geology, Climate, Humanism
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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Gale, Fred; Davison, Aidan; Wood, Graham; Williams, Stewart; Towle, Nick – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Higher education institutions have an unavoidable responsibility to address the looming economic, environmental and social crises imperilling humans and ecosystems by placing "education for sustainability" at the heart of their concerns. Yet, for over three decades, the practice of 'higher education for sustainability' (HEfS) has…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Social Change, Barriers
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Wahr, Fiona; Underwood, Jenny; Adams, Luise; Prideaux, Verity – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
The expectation is that higher education curricula which purports to incorporate education for sustainable development (ESD) supports university graduates in becoming more sustainable. It would then follow that if academics are to offer such curricula they need to be adequately equipped with the motivations, knowledge and skills to teach it.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Curriculum
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Thomas, Ian; Barth, Matthias; Day, Teresa – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Education for Sustainability (EfS) has an intimate relationship with professional employment as we seek to develop graduates who will take EfS values and understanding into their workplaces to build a sustainable future. The connection is through the capabilities that employers are wanting in the people they employ, and they are the outcomes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Educational Experience
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Sloan, Thomas; Davila, Federico; Malbon, Eleanor – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2013
Higher education institutions are considered by many to be pivotal in shaping the next generation of thinkers and practitioners required to further work towards addressing the sustainability challenges faced by contemporary societies. The extent to which higher education has embraced this responsibility is debateable. Notwithstanding, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Wooltorton, Sandra; Palmer, Marilyn; Steele, Fran – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2011
This paper reports the outcomes of the second action cycle of an ongoing project at Edith Cowan University (ECU) called "Transition to Sustainability: ECU South West" which is located in a small, single faculty regional university campus. The overall project has comprised three action research cycles, the first of which was the planning…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Environmental Education, Action Research, Foreign Countries
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Davis, Julie; Ferreira, Jo-Anne – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
We are living in an era of market-driven, globalised economies characterised by reduced public investments in what, until now, have been considered public goods and services. In Australia and elsewhere, education, and higher education in particular, has seen steady declines in government funding. This has prompted universities to become much more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Research Administration
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Sherren, Kate – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
This paper explores appropriate disciplinary content for generalist sustainability degrees, based on two recent surveys. A questionnaire was used to extract from a multidisciplinary, largely academic audience--all of whom share an interest in sustainability--their views as to the disciplinary knowledge that a university-based sustainability…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Surveys, Questionnaires, Sustainable Development
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Noonan, Donna; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
The greening of universities has been on the international agenda for at least a decade. While there has been considerable activity at some universities overseas, progress in Australian universities has been less easily identifiable. Also, the term "greening" has often been taken to apply to the operations of a university, whereas the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Sustainable Development
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Dowling, Ross – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Describes the history of the development of environmental education curricula in New Zealand's school system and the position that environmental education takes in the new National Curriculum of New Zealand. (Contains 26 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Gunnell, Pam; Dyer, Ken – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Proposes that teaching methods be changed to move away from a positivist model toward an ecological model. Discusses three assumptions for future practice involving holism in environmental studies; the role of values in environmental studies; and the process of learning. (Contains 26 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Learning Processes
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Dyer, Ken; Gunnell, Pam – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Proposes that the anthropocentric, or human centered, and biocentric, or non-human centered, views of the environment are not dichotomous but rather lie on a continuum. Discusses the continuum in practice and presents a table representing the spectrum of human views of nature. (MDH)
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Robertson, Alistair – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Interviewed 10 students in a secondary school teacher education program to determine the students' understandings of environment. Four conceptualizations of environment were portrayed: social, political, bio-physical, and inclusive. Four conceptualizations of human-nature relationships were described: connected, separate,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cognitive Structures, Constructivism (Learning), Environmental Education
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