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dc.contributor.authorHowes, M
dc.contributor.editorWalter Leal FilhoJudy RogersUsha Iyer-Raniga
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:10:40Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:10:40Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn9783319732923
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-73293-0_5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/382115
dc.description.abstractIn 1992 the governments of the world committed themselves to pursue sustainable development at the Rio Earth Summit and education was promoted as playing a key role. The commitment was reaffirmed at subsequent summits culminating with the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 which included a specific goal on education. This paper examines how strategic changes can integrate the idea of sustainability into a range of programs at universities. A specific case study is used based on a first year course in environmental sustainability that the author convenes for a large and diverse group of undergraduate students from across all areas of the university. It is argued that in their future professional life, graduates have the potential to be agents of change by helping to transform the state, the private sector, and the community. This analysis is undertaken using the theoretical framework of ecological modernisation that underpins the idea of sustainability, offers a strategic pathway to transform public-private-community interactions, and approaches sustainability as a design challenge. The somewhat ambitious goal is to synthesise the empirical evidence, the practical experience, and theoretical framework into a coherent whole.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing AG
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSustainable Development Research in the Asia-Pacific Region
dc.relation.ispartofchapter5
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers31
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom95
dc.relation.ispartofpageto106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Education and Extension
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLand Use and Environmental Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120504
dc.titleDeveloping Undergraduate Foundation Courses in Sustainability
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Environment and Science
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Springer. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.
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gro.griffith.authorHowes, Michael J.


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