International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education: Volume 24 Issue 1


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Training students for complex sustainability issues: a literature review on the design of inter- and transdisciplinary higher education

Annemarie Horn, Aukelien Scheffelaar, Eduardo Urias, Marjolein B.M. Zweekhorst

To prepare students to address complex sustainability issues, they need to be trained in inter- and transdisciplinarity. This paper aims to contribute to better understanding how…

Authentic assessment targeting sustainability outcomes: a case study exploring student perceptions

Rana Asgarova, Anne Macaskill, Wokje Abrahamse

The purpose of this study was to understand student experiences of authentically assessed community partnership projects and reflect on authentic assessment from a social and…

Which leadership processes encourage sustainable transitions within universities?

Leyla Azizi

The implementation of sustainability-related policies at universities has been marked by a greater sense of urgency in recent years. Despite this emerging trend, it is still…

Assessing sustainability knowledge for undergraduate students in different academic programs and settings

Elysa C.M. Briens, Yiwen Chiu, David Braun, Priya Verma, Gregg Fiegel, Brian Pompeii, Kylee Singh

As sustainability teaching and learning rises in importance, an increasing number of higher education institutions (HEIs) are assessing the effectiveness of their approach to…

Education for sustainable development in higher education institutions: an approach for effective interdisciplinarity

Elliott Mokski, Walter Leal Filho, Simone Sehnem, José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra

This paper aims to develop an improved and harmonized approach to interdisciplinarity in education for sustainable development (ESD)within higher education institutions (HEIs)…

Education for sustainable development through research-based learning in an online environment

Oliver Ahel, Moritz Schirmer

The society faces growing global challenges in terms of sustainable development. A key factor in preparing society for these challenges is education for sustainable development…

Transforming students’ behaviour preferences: achievable changes by a sustainability course

Ágnes Zsóka, Katalin Ásványi

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impacts of a sustainability course that was designed to evoke measurable transformational changes in students’ preferences and in their…

Testing an instrument to assess the perception of climate change policies in universities: the case of Salamanca University

Enzo Ferrari, Paula Mariel Reyes-Carrasco, Angela Barrón Ruíz, Camilo Ruíz

This study aims to introduce a new instrument to assess the perception of the university community after the Climate Emergency Declaration (CED) and its application at the…

Classical paradigms versus complexity thinking in engineering education: an essential discussion in the education for sustainable development

Tiago F.A.C. Sigahi, Izabela Simon Rampasso, Rosley Anholon, Laerte Idal Sznelwar

This paper aims to discuss how the theory of complex thinking can be considered an interesting element in engineering education, especially in the context in which challenges…

Education for sustainable development and sustainability consciousness: evidence from Malaysian universities

Atif Saleem, Sarfraz Aslam, Guoyuan Sang, Philip Saagyum Dare, Tianxue Zhang

This study aims to understand the practices and perceptions of education for sustainable development (ESD) in the university classrooms of Malaysia, exploring how holistic…

Higher education in turbulent times: navigating the transition from un-sustainability in a world dominated by technology

Therese Hume

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the implications for higher education of a rapidly changing global context, where technologies play a role in the propagation of…

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