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Can MOOCs empower people to critically think about climate change? A learning outcome based comparison of two MOOCs

  • Universidade Aberta
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • FernUniversität in Hagen

Climate change can be regarded as one of the key topics of sustainable development where public awareness and education are crucial. In the field of education, Massive Online Open Courses ...

  • Posted April 30, 2019
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The impact of neoliberalism on higher education tourism programs: Meeting the 2030 sustainable development goals with the next generation

  • George Mason University (VA)

Neoliberal influences can change the role of higher education towards training, which reduces their ability to instill the critical thinking skills needed to sustain the Sustainable Development Goals by future ...

  • Posted March 30, 2019
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Cognitive and behavioural environmental concern among university students in a Canadian city: Implications for institutional interventions

  • University of Regina (SK)

Informed by Stern and colleagues’ value-belief-norm theory and their earlier empirical work, we examined levels and predictors of cognitive and behavioural environmental concern (EC) of university students in a Canadian ...

  • Posted March 15, 2019
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Skills for Employment in the Environment Profession: Insights from Australia

  • RMIT University

Like other professionals, the skills expected to be exercised by those working in the professional environment and sustainability sector cover a wide range. There has been considerable discussion given to ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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A Case Study: Focusing on Sustainability Themes and Ecocomposition through Student Blogs in a Professional and Technical Writing Course

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (OK)

Tackling environmental and sustainability issues has grown in popularity in writing courses. Yet, for teachers designing professional and technical writing classes, what are the benefits and drawbacks in asking students ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Critical Thinking Development—A Necessary Step in Higher Education Transformation towards Sustainability

  • University of Presov

Education for sustainable development has been addressed by professionals, authorities, and a number of research studies in the last decades, and yet the results are not clearly visible. Teachers as ...

  • Posted Nov. 29, 2018
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Sustainability in Management Education: Contributions from Critical Reflection and Transformative Learning

  • Mackenzie Presbyterian University

This theoretical paper discusses how the assumptions of critical reflection (CR) and transforming learning (TL) can help develop reflexive professionals in sustainability within management. The central argument is that a ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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“Sustainability” in higher education: From doublethink and newspeak to critical thinking and meaningful learning

  • Yukon College (YT)
  • Wageningen University

It is higher education’s responsibility to continuously challenge and critique value and knowledge claims that have prescriptive tendencies. Part of this responsibility lies in engaging students in socio‐scientific ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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Researching Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Plan A, Plan B and Moving Beyond Thought-Limiting Clichés

  • University of Otago (Otago)

This paper explores Higher Education for Sustainable Development from a research perspective, and attempts to distinguish progress based on research outcomes, from that based on concerns, commitments, intended outcomes and ...

  • Posted June 26, 2018
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The Use of Praxis in the Classroom to Facilitate Student Transformation

  • University of Manitoba (MB)
  • University of Regina (SK)
  • University of Windsor (ON)

Critical management education typically assumes that management courses that emphasize critical reflection—that is, courses that critique problematic systems and structures, and ask students to dialogue about and actively reflect ...


Learning how to understand complexity and deal with sustainability challenges – A framework for a comprehensive approach and its application in university education

  • University of Helsinki

Sustainability challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and rapid urbanization are complex and strongly interrelated. In order to successfully deal with these challenges, we need comprehensive approaches that ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Gendered citizenship and the individualization of environmental responsibility: evaluating a campus common reading program

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Campus common reading programs are intended to stimulate critical thinking and dialogue across disciplines yet scarce evidence exists to evaluate the success of such programs. We assess the extent to ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Critical Thinking and Normative Competencies for Sustainability Science Education

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

In this paper, we extend the competencies framework of education for sustainability development (ESD) to argue that critical thinking should be taught as a core competency and that normative dialogue ...


Future-oriented higher education: Which key competencies should be fostered through university teaching and learning?

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Universities play an important role in shaping the future of the world society in terms of sustainable development by generating new knowledge as well as contributing to the development of ...

  • Posted Jan. 18, 2017
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Preparing Students for Life Beyond the Campus through Integrative Learning and Employability Coaching

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Pressure is mounting for colleges to graduate students in four years with jobs. As professionals in higher education, how do we help students turn content into currency? The answer: integrative ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 2): Strategies for Improvement

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

Environmental studies and environmental sciences programs in American and Canadian colleges and universities seek to ameliorate environmental problems through empirical enquiry and analytic judgment. In a companion article (Part 1 ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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Learning outcomes for sustainable development in higher education

This paper sets out to discuss the commonalities that can be found in learning outcomes (LOs) for education for sustainable development in the context of the Tbilisi and Barcelona declarations ...


Higher Education for Sustainable Development

  • University of Otago (Otago)

This book asks how higher education should approach the task of educating for sustainability and then sets to answering it. It provides a guide for those who advocate for sustainability ...

  • Posted April 14, 2016
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