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Taylor, Neil; Quinn, Frances; Jenkins, Kathy; Miller-Brown, Helen; Rizk, Nadya; Prodromou, Theodosia; Serow, Penelope; Taylor, Subhashni – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2019
This article reviews Education for Sustainability (EfS) in the secondary sector across a range of countries. Drawing on journal articles, book chapters and official reports, it identifies some of the more successful approaches to implementing EfS within the secondary sector. The authors first discuss the importance of educating for sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian; Sandri, Orana – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2018
Equipping professionals with skills to make decisions in line with sustainability principles is essential for transitioning our societies towards sustainable development. Higher education is at the forefront of generating professionals with these skills. However, although sustainability has been included in many university graduate attribute…
Descriptors: Vignettes, College Graduates, Decision Making, Undergraduate Study
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Shallcross, David C. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Concept maps are used to assess student and cohort learning of sustainable development. The concept maps of 732 first-year engineering students were individually analyzed to detect patterns of learning and areas that were not well understood. Students were given 20 minutes each to prepare a concept map of at least 20 concepts using paper and pen.…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Sustainable Development, Taxonomy, Classification
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Cooke, Penelope R.; Hemmings, Brian C. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
The authors of this article report on a qualitative study of Australian community-based natural resource management groups known as Landcare groups. They discuss how four Landcare groups contributed to sustainability practices and how a policy change implemented in 2003 influenced the efforts of the groups to remain active in their activities.…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Natural Resources, Land Use, Sustainability
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Evans, Neus; Tomas, Louisa; Woods, Cindy – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Education for sustainable development (ESD) espouses student-centred, transformative pedagogies that promote learning through active, participatory and experiential learning. Yet, traditional lectures provide limited opportunities for engaging students in such pedagogies. This article reports on the inclusion of sustainability pedagogies within…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy
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Kuzich, Sonja; Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Schools willing to implement education for sustainability (EfS) commonly find themselves confronted with curricula, school grounds and buildings and teaching practices that do not lend themselves easily to best practice EfS. In this article, we present what we learned about some of the challenges confronted daily by the staff of a purpose-built…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Best Practices, Primary Education
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Holdsworth, Sarah; Thomas, Ian – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Inclusion of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curricula of universities, and in many forums, has been promoted for over a decade. Despite this apparent enthusiasm, there is little to show that ESD has been implemented in most universities. In Australia, surveys indicate an interest in ESD but it is rarely a part of the…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Surveys
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Jepsen, Denise M.; Grob, Suzanne – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2015
Much has been written about the role of human resources professionals in creating sustainable organizations. However, despite recognition that organizational human resources functions have an important role to play in sustainability, researchers tend to focus on strategic issues and sustainability. This higher-order focus has often meant that…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Sustainability, Recruitment, Personnel Selection
Thomas, Ian – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2014
Increasingly, employers are seeing the need to have employees who have capabilities in sustainability. The hope is that there will be a sufficient number of appropriately educated people to enter the environment profession to meet the needs of these employers and the community. For some two decades a range of university programmes in Australia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, College Programs, Sustainability
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Qian, Wei – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2013
Higher education institutions have been encouraged to prepare their graduates to be socially and environmentally responsible professionals. However, previous studies have found a slow uptake of education for sustainable development (ESD) in university curricula, particularly in non-environmental disciplines. This paper investigates the process of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Accounting
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Thomas, Ian; Hegarty, Kathryn; Whitman, Stuart; MacGregor, Val – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
Professional associations have a strong influence on what is covered in the curricula of universities, especially that of professional degrees. They also provide members with professional development throughout their careers. Professional associations have the potential to facilitate development of sustainability competency in the workforce in…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Professional Development
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Preston, Noel – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
This article explores Earth Charter education as a form of values education that is integral to education for sustainable development. Initially, it outlines how Earth Charter education rests on an ecocentric worldview and a social analysis of ecojustice--terms that are defined and explained. Moving from this rationale, the article explores issues…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Cultural Influences, Values Education, Educational Strategies
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Miller, Evonne; Buys, Laurie; Bell, Lorraine – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article documents the rationale and experience of a pilot Australian sustainability education programme, "Living Smart Homes" (LSH) based on a community-based social marketing model. Inspired by the Australian "Land for Wildlife" scheme, LSH is designed to engage homeowners with sustainable practices through face-to-face…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Marketing, Learning Modules
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Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
This article presents nine resources that focus on environmental education and sustainability. These include: (1) "Sustainability Statement and Policy," Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2009, which is available at http://office.sustainability.dal.ca/Governance; (2) "Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Resources
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de la Harpe, Barbara; Thomas, Ian – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2009
Many universities have begun to introduce curriculum innovation and change to facilitate the curricular integration of generic skills underlying education for sustainable development (ESD). However, the literature and research in the area to date show few successful examples of comprehensive large-scale curriculum change. From the literature on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Sustainable Development, Higher Education
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