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Gramatakos, Anastasia Luise; Lavau, Stephanie – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Many higher education institutions are committed to developing students as skilled professionals and responsible citizens for a more sustainable future. In addition to the formal curriculum for sustainability education, there is an increasing interest in informal learning within universities. This paper aims to extend the current…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Cole, Laura Brianna; Quinn, Jerod; Akturk, Aysegul; Johnson, Briana – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study examines a general education, hands-on and 100 per cent online laboratory course to better understand the prospects for fostering green building literacy through experiential online education. Design/methodology/approach: The mixed-methods research design included pre- and post-course surveys (n = 42) together with…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Conservation (Environment), Building Trades, Laboratories
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Michael, Judd; Elser, Nathaniel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to propose a quadruple bottom line approach for higher education leaders who must decide whether to accept sustainability initiatives that do have not have a business case. The authors describe a personal waste management program at a major university to illustrate how a quadruple bottom line framework may impact decisions…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Higher Education, Universities, Sustainability
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Abu Qdais, Hani; Saadeh, Osama; Al-Widyan, Mohamad; Al-tal, Raed; Abu-Dalo, Muna – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the efforts undertaken to convert the large university campus of Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) into a green, resource-efficient and low-carbon campus by following an action-oriented strategy. Sustainability features of the campus were discussed and benchmarked. Challenges were…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Campuses, Universities
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Orenstein, Daniel Eli; Troupin, David; Segal, Ella; Holzer, Jennifer M.; Hakima-Koniak, Gili – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of how ecological considerations can be integrated into campus strategic and statutory spatial planning. A process of developing ecological objectives and guidelines for inclusion in campus strategic and statutory spatial plans is presented. Design/methodology/approach: This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors, Universities, Campuses
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Tejedor, Gemma; Rosas-Casals, Martí; Segalas, Jordi – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to identify patterns and trends taking place in engineering education in sustainability, through analyzing the evolution of research conducted in relevant publications in the field of engineering education for sustainability in the past decades. Design/methodology/approach: First, a bibliometric approach has been applied,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Trend Analysis, Sustainability, Educational Trends
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Lengyel, Attila; Szoke, Szilvia; Kovács, Sándor; Dávid, Lóránt Dénes; Bácsné Bába, Éva; Müller, Anetta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study has two aims. It aims to analyse three essential pre-conditions of an authentic sustainability curriculum (ASC). The theoretical analysis involves the definition of authenticity through the learning outcomes (LOs) framework called authentic minimum (AM). This paper also aims to gauge students' views on economic growth,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Sustainability, Authentic Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Rampasso, Izabela S.; Anholon, Rosley; Silva, Dirceu; Cooper Ordóñez, Robert Eduardo; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; de Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Campinas is composed of different disciplines in the areas of materials, mechanical design, manufacturing (production and manufacturing), computational systems, thermal and fluids. In the manufacturing area, in particular, there is a discipline entitled Productive Systems whose main…
Descriptors: Action Research, Engineering Education, Operations Research, College Faculty
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Hale, Brack W. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential for environmental and social impacts from university-level educational travel programs. Design/methodology/approach: This study analyzes the sites visited by 17 education travel programs to the Westfjords (Iceland) from 2014 to 2016. It uses a geographic information system (GIS)…
Descriptors: Universities, Travel, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Influences
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Pacheco, Lluís; Ningsu, Luo; Pujol, Toni; Gonzalez, Jose Ramon; Ferrer, Inès – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to report on a case study concerning the development of sustainable energy partnerships involving engineering faculty and undergraduate students at the University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Design/methodology/approach: Faculty were motivated to seek partnerships with public and private entities in the local area for the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Case Studies, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Trad, Sloan Peter – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Sustainability within tertiary curriculum is hard to measure and often perceived to be illusive in nature. Existing higher education sustainability assessment tools rarely focus on the curriculum. This paper aims to establish and implement a tool that can measure sustainability integration within curriculum. The Faculty of Engineering and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Engineering Education
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Scheffer, Ana Paula; Pagnussat Cechetti, Viviane; Lauermann, Lisandra Paola; Riasyk Porto, Eliara; Dalla Rosa, Francisco – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The United Nations (2030 Agenda) recognize the need to work with sustainable urban mobility problems such as traffic jams, pollution, inadequate infrastructure are becoming recurring issues in urban centers, directly affecting the quality of life. Such an unsustainable system is frequently observed at universities, as these houses a large…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Social Problems, Quality of Life, Strategic Planning
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Arruda Filho, Norman de Paula; Hino, Marcia Cassitas; Beuter, Barbara Przybylowicz – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to contribute to the discussion of the role of education in developing a new mindset for sustainability leadership by analyzing a project of a Brazilian business school that implemented a sustainability training module regarding the UN 2030 Agenda. Considering the purpose of signatory school of the UN Principles for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Social Responsibility, Role of Education, Leadership Training
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Moschen, Suane A.; Macke, Janaina; Bebber, Suélen; Benetti Correa da Silva, Marcelo – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: The aims of this study is to put on the agenda discussions concerning the approach of sustainable goals and indicators, in terms of how they relate to each other and how to list their importance within a network of contemporary city management. From the millennium objectives experience, UN has launched the continuity of the development…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Community Development, City Government, Urban Areas
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Frandoloso, Marcos Antonio; Gasparetto Rebelatto, Bianca – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: Universities have an important role in articulation of the transformation of society, in the formation of individuals capable of acting in the processes that enable sustainable development goals (SDGs), in theoretical areas and in practical and concrete actions. Within the University of Passo Fundo (UPF), Brazil, some practices are being…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Universities, Social Change, Sustainable Development
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