Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons by Walter Leal FilhoSustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons by Walter Leal Filho

Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons

EditorWalter Leal Filho

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This book, prepared in the context of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, contains the papers submitted to the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2012), which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 5 and 6 June 2012. It pursues the following main aims: to document and disseminate experiences from universities all round the world regarding education for sustainable development; to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects; and to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curriculum of universities. Last but not least, a further aim is to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today, providing a truly global coverage. Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons is a highly comprehensive publication on sustainability in higher education. It is meant to go beyond a description of the current state of knowledge, and shall open the way for new thinking and new horizons in what is a rapidly expanding field, of central interest to both industrialised and developing countries.

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Title:Sustainable Development at Universities: New HorizonsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.45 × 6.69 × 0.98 inPublished:October 11, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363162560X

ISBN - 13:9783631625606

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Contents: Michael Shriberg: Building Sustainability Leaders: A Framework to Prepare Students to Thrive on Complexity and Lead Transformative Changes – Cheryl J. Desha/Karlson ‘Charlie’ Hargroves: Fostering Rapid Transitions to Education for Sustainable Development through a Whole-System Approach to Curriculum and Organizational Change – Paul Pace: Promoting Education for Sustainable Development through Grassroots Action in Malta: An Example of NGO-University Collaboration – Jennifer Thompson/Amelia Mayahi: Convergence and Confluence: A Systems Thinking Approach to Integrated Sustainability in Higher Education – Anne Sibbel: Bridging the Gaps to Develop Graduate Capabilities for Sustainability – Jennie Winter/Debby Cotton/Vivien Grant: Experiencing Transformation in Sustainability: A Student Perspective – Chris Shiel: Enabling University Leaders to Serve as Role Models for Sustainable Development – Michael A. Reiter/Will J. Focht/Paul A. Barresi/Susan Gill/Richard C. Smardon/Susan L. Baker/Kimberly D. Reiter/Eric Fitch/Terry Rolfe/Sue Bumpous: Making Education for Sustainability Work on Campus: The Proposals of the Roundtable on Environmental Systems and Sustainability – Kerry Shephard/John Harraway/Brent Lovelock/Sheila Skeaff/Liz Slooten/Mick Strack/Tim Jowett: Monitoring Changes in the Sustainability Attributes of Higher Education Students in a New Zealand University – Andelka Mihajlov: Needs for Tailored Knowledge and Skill-Based Education for Sustainable Development: Balkan Environment Life Leadership Standards Courses – Anupama Pasricha: Student Expectations on Content and Pedagogy for Sustainability within Textiles and Apparel Curricula – Mariano Ramirez: Inclusion of Environmental and Social Aspects of Sustainability in Industrial Design Education – Tatiana Teslenko: Using Sustainability in the Integrative Training of Engineering Students in Canada – Rudi Pretorius: The Value of Authentic Learning Spaces to Facilitate Education for Sustainable Development in Open and Distance Learning – Tamara Savelyeva/Jae Park: Complexity of Campus Sustainability Discourse – William M. Stigliani/Catherine Zeman/Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi: Faculty Enrichment Program for Infusing Sustainability Education across the University Curriculum – Patricia E. Perkins/Ana Louise Tavares Leary: Climate Justice Partnership Linking Universities and Community Organizations in Toronto, Durban, Maputo and Nairobi – Kelly A. Parker: Ecohumanities and Service Learning: New Directions in Pedagogy – Mark Giltrow: The Development of a Multidisciplinary Sustainable Business Leadership Degree in a Post-Secondary Institute – Adriano Ciani: The Sustainable Management and Promotion of Territory: A Strategic Operative Education Plan and Training as a Result of Collaboration between Perugia University, Todi’s State Technical Agricultural College and the Local Municipality – Jurgis Kazimieras Staniškis: International MSc Programme «Environmental Management and Cleaner Production»: A Success Story – Tove Holm/Kaisu Sammalisto/Timo Vuorisalo/Thomas S. Grindsted: A Model for Enhancing Education for Sustainable Development with Management Systems: Experiences from the Nordic Countries – Gisela Cebrián/Marcus Grace/Debra Humphris: Developing People and Transforming the Curriculum: Action Research as a Method to Foster Professional and Curriculum Development in Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education – Kira Giesecke: Introducing the Methodology Background of the Lifestyle Index of Sustainability – Menno de Lind van Wijngaarden/Julia Planko: Impacts of Sustainability Courses on the Behavior of Business School Students – Fayyaz Vellani/Naveed Nanjee: Sustainable Development in Higher