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Sandri, Orana; Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The development of university wide graduate attributes has become an important mechanism for setting generic learning outcomes across higher education institutions. Many universities around the world have developed sets of graduate attributes that they aim to develop through degree programs. Sustainability related attributes have been included in…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education
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Gordon, Sue; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Use of role-plays to develop deep student-learning has many advocates. Role-play is a powerful approach for learning that develops relevant skills in a range of disciplines and situations. In Higher Education, sustainability programmes role-play pedagogy appears to have great relevance for developing the competencies that these graduates will…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Role Playing
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Academic development is one means of reorientating education within higher education (HE) to include sustainability principles. This paper identifies the requirements of academic development programmes that will provide educators with the skills to engage students in the ideas of sustainability and sustainable development. In order to determine…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Principles, Sustainable Development, College Programs
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Barth, Matthias; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Within the emerging field of research on education for sustainability (EfS), case studies are an important if not the predominant research approach, although often criticised for its lack of internal and external validity and a tendency to draw conclusions with insufficient rigour. While, basic concerns have been expressed and discussed in an…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Sustainability, Case Studies, Research Methodology
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Hegarty, Kathryn; Thomas, Ian; Kriewaldt, Cathryn; Holdsworth, Sarah; Bekessy, Sarah – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Education for sustainability (EfS) is emerging as an urgent imperative and challenge for higher education. But what exactly does it mean to put sustainability into higher education? How do we bring sustainability themes into university curriculum, across the enormous diversity of academic disciplines? This paper describes the experience of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courses, Curriculum Implementation, College Curriculum
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Thomas, Ian; Lane, Ruth; Ribon-Tobon, Leonardo; May, Charley – Environmental Education Research, 2007
Internationally, commentators have identified a growing demand for environmental expertise. Matching this has been an expansion in the range of environmental careers available to workers: from environment protection and bio-physical areas, to local government operations, environmental auditing, assessment, and management. However, in Australia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Surveys, Professional Occupations, Conservation (Environment)
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Meehan, Barry; Thomas, Ian – Environmental Education Research, 2006
Numerous reports over recent years emphasise the importance of teamwork training in undergraduate programs in environment education at tertiary level. This paper describes a project undertaken by a team of final year undergraduate environment students from four faculties at RMIT University in Australia working on a multi-disciplinary environment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Thomas, Ian; Nicita, Jennifer – Environmental Education Research, 2002
Discusses the need for university curricula to provide students with an understanding of the environment. Seeks to gain an understanding of the status of sustainability education in Australian institutions. Reports that there are clear barriers to the introduction and expansion of sustainability education. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Curriculum
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Thomas, Ian; Kyle, Louise; Alvarez, Amaya – Environmental Education Research, 1999
Describes a project to introduce waste-minimization education into four disciplinary-based courses. Provides a model for the introduction of the broader concepts of environmental education. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Science Education