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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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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; 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