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Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: Learning in an Age of Transformation Matthias Barth

Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: Learning in an Age of Transformation

Matthias Barth

Published November 1st 2014
ISBN : 9780415833745
Hardcover
222 pages
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 About the Book 

As the transformation towards sustainability is a societal learning process, education in general and higher education in particular have become the place in which future key agents of change are educated. This book asks how we can equip students and scholars with the capabilities to contribute to a more sustainable future, and the higher education curriculum can be changed in a way to facilitate the paradigm shift needed. Across the globe, a rising number of higher education institutions and academics are responding to these questions by transforming their own teaching and learning and their institutions curricula. This book contributes to that development by offering a systematic review of existing case studies, reports of innovative approaches, and curriculum changes. It elaborates not only key principles of higher education for sustainable development and drivers and barriers to implementing sustainability in the curriculum, it also provides evidence-based insights in what works and what doesnt - and, most important, why.This much needed book is a valuable resource to inform, guide and inspire students, academics, administrators and community partners, whether experienced or new to the field, whether already committed or not to higher education for sustainable development in an age of transformation.