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Piasentin, Flora Bonazzi; Roberts, Lin – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A significant shift in the dominant paradigm governing the relationship of humans with nature and society is crucial in order to change the current unsustainable practices. This article describes a pilot-study based on a Masters level sustainability course, which explored what specific content, activities and resources may contribute to promoting…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Questionnaires
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Shephard, Kerry; Bourk, Michael; Mirosa, Miranda; Dulgar, Pete – Environmental Education Research, 2017
We used a modified circuit of culture enquiry to explore processes of production, representation and consumption of global perspective at our university, in the context of fostering this perspective as a graduate attribute. We identified four frame packages by which this perspective is understood and communicated. Global perspective is framed…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, World Views, Student Development
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Pashby, Karen; de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa – Environmental Education Research, 2016
This analysis is situated within a larger project focusing on ethics and internationalisation in higher education. Internationalisation is occurring at a fast pace and encompasses overlapping and contradictory aims largely framed by market imperatives. At the same time, institutions of higher education increasingly promote sustainability. We use a…
Descriptors: Ethics, International Education, Higher Education, Sustainability
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Jowett, Tim; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This article addresses the important questions that higher education institutions ask concerning their impact on their students' sustainability-related attributes "How do our students" worldviews change as they experience higher education with us?" The process of monitoring such a dynamic entity is fraught with statistical…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Benchmarking
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Birdsall, Sally – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Understanding sustainability is important, as people need to cope with issues associated with over-population and over-consumption. Education is seen as a key strategy to assist with the development of people's understandings of this complex concept, which could then lead to them being able to make more sustainable lifestyle decisions. In order to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary; Jowett, Tim – Environmental Education Research, 2014
We report the development and piloting of an evaluative instrument and process for monitoring the environmental literacy (EL) of undergraduate students in one large research-led university in New Zealand. The instrument addresses knowledge, affect and competencies in the general area of EL in line with this institution's adoption of EL as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level
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Tarrant, Michael; Lyons, Kevin – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Short-term study abroad is the fastest growing area of international education and there is increasing interest in the role of modified applications of this form (e.g. faculty-led, field/environmental, and/or educational travel) in influencing global citizenship. Using an empirical database of over 650 students registered for a study abroad course…
Descriptors: Travel, International Education, Citizenship, Foreign Countries
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Shephard, Kerry; Mann, Samuel; Smith, Nell; Deaker, Lynley – Environmental Education Research, 2009
How much do teachers in tertiary education know about the sustainability characteristics of their incoming students and, if this knowledge were to be available, how could their educational approaches be influenced by this knowledge? In New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic has committed itself to the goal that every graduate may think and act as a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods