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Description - Higher Education and Sustainable Development by Cheryl Desha

Responding to the global and unprecedented challenge of capacity building for 21st Century life, this book is a practical guide for tertiary education institutions to quickly and effectively renew the curriculum towards education for sustainable development. The book begins by exploring why curriculum change has been so slow. It then describes a model for rapid curriculum renewal, highlighting the important roles of setting timeframes, formal and informal leadership, and key components and action strategies. The second part of the book provides detailed coverage of six core elements that have been trialled and peer reviewed by institutions around the world: - raising awareness among staff and students - mapping graduate attributes - auditing the curriculum - developing niche degrees, flagship courses and fully integrated programs - engaging and catalysing community and student markets - integrating curriculum with green campus operations With input from more than 70 academics and grounded in engineering education experiences, this book will provide academic staff with tools and insights to rapidly align program offerings with the needs of present and future generations of students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844078608
ISBN-10: 1844078604
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cheryl Desha

Cheryl Desha and Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves are members of The Natural Edge Project, a sustainability think-tank which operates as a collaborative partnership for research, education, and policy development on innovation for sustainable development. TNEP's mission is to contribute to and succinctly communicate leading research, case studies, tools, policy and strategies for achieving sustainable development across government, business and civil society.

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