Sustainability in tertiary curricula: what is stopping it happening?

Thomas, I 2004, 'Sustainability in tertiary curricula: what is stopping it happening?', International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 33-47.


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Title Sustainability in tertiary curricula: what is stopping it happening?
Author(s) Thomas, I
Year 2004
Journal name International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 33
End page 47
Total pages 14
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Abstract The concepts of environmental education and education for sustainability have been acknowledged by many tertiary institutions for over a decade. An appreciable number of institutions have signed agreements to educate students in all disciplines about sustainability. Although several Australian institutions of higher education have signed the Talloire Declaration, a recent survey finds little indication that their curricula have been changed to include sustainability education. Despite the apparent widespread support for the concept of student education in sustainability, there is little implementation. The experience of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University suggests that those concerned about education and environment/sustainability need more than conviction and vision. A strategic approach - based on change management and supported by staff development - is needed to implement these sorts of changes. Rather than attempting to outline a grand plan or model for implementation, this paper identifies key issues and looks into the current experience associated with implementation approaches.
Subject Urban Analysis and Development
DOI - identifier 10.1108/14676370410517387
Copyright notice © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN 1467-6370
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