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Developing a holistic approach to implementing education for sustainable development across a higher educational institute: A longitudinal study of the University of the West of England, Bristol

Longhurst, James; Gough, Georgina; Hills, Sarah; Grant, Marcus

Authors

Georgina Gough Georgina.Gough@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Education for Sustainable Development

Marcus Grant marcus.grant@uwe.ac.uk



Contributors

M. Leah Filho
Editor

U.M. Azeiteiro
Editor

S. Caeiro
Editor

F. Alves
Editor

Abstract

Over the last 20 years the University of the West of England (UWE) has developed policy, strategy and plans to address its environmental and sustainability impacts. The University identifies its role in education for sustainable development (ESD) as being about the contribution that can be made through learning and teaching. Key to this is the development of skills, knowledge and values through programmes of study that support the goal of reconciling human needs with the environmental limits of the planet. Actions undertaken to implement this approach, including the commitment for all students to be exposed to the ideas of sustainable development through their programme of study, and the challenges experienced are discussed in the context of organisational leadership and change processes.

Publication Date Oct 14, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 527-542
Series Title World Sustainability Series
Series Number XI
Book Title Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula: Innovative Approaches, Methods and Tools
ISBN 9783319094731
APA6 Citation Longhurst, J., Gough, G., Hills, S., & Grant, M. (2014). Developing a holistic approach to implementing education for sustainable development across a higher educational institute: A longitudinal study of the University of the West of England, Bristol. In M. Leah Filho, U. Azeiteiro, S. Caeiro, & F. Alves (Eds.), Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula: Innovative Approaches, Methods and Tools, 527-542. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09474-8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09474-8
Keywords education for sustainable development, sustainability leadership, sustainable university
Publisher URL http://www.springer.com/environment/sustainable+development/book/978-3-319-09473-1
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