Sustainability education and Australian universities

Thomas, I and Nicita, J 2002, 'Sustainability education and Australian universities', Environmental Education Research, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 475-492.

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Title Sustainability education and Australian universities
Author(s) Thomas, I
Nicita, J
Year 2002
Journal name Environmental Education Research
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 475
End page 492
Total pages 17
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Abstract Since the early 1990s, there has been discussion about the need for the curriculum of universities to provide students with understanding about the environment. Over the decade this discussion has evolved from thinking about how to green the university curriculum, through to proposals for our students to be environmentally literate and to receive education for sustainability (or sustainability education). Internationally, there have been many instances of universities taking this discussion seriously and introducing curriculum change. A variety of declarations and action plans have enabled universities to share ideas and support this change. Given a dearth of information about the degree to which universities in Australia were part of this discussion and change, we sought to gain an understanding of the status of sustainability education in these institutions. Responses from approximately a quarter of these institutions indicated that a handful of universities are engaged in this education for a wide range of their students, and in some universities more students of particular disciplines are gaining the exposure. However, there are clear barriers to the introduction and expansion of sustainability education.
Subject Urban Analysis and Development
DOI - identifier 10.1080/1350462022000026845
Copyright notice © 2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN 1350-4622
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