Integrating Sustainable Development into the Curriculum Vol: 18

Enakshi Sengupta
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Taisir Subhi Yamin
The International Centre for Innovation in Education, Germany

Product Details
18 Mar 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
200 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning


Creating a sustainable future is one of the biggest challenges that we face as a human race. This is often made even harder by the apathy of many towards the need for sustainability. Education will play a crucial role in finding a solution to the global climate crisis, by shaping future generations who are informed, enlightened and ready to take action. 
This book explores the value of institutions of higher education in leading the way on the topic of sustainability education by ensuring that it is well entrenched in the curriculum, as well as in everyday practice and lifestyles. This unique volume features authors from different parts of the world who narrate their own experience of integrating sustainability into their curriculum, and teaching sustainability to students. 
By exploring the idea that education and sustainability should be seen as intrinsically linked if we are to see global change, this important text will prove invaluable for leaders, scholars and policy specialists in higher education.
Introduction to Integrating Sustainability Into Curriculum; Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger and Taisir Subhi Yamin
Chapter 1. Integrating Sustainable Development Into Healthcare Curriculum; Russell Gurbutt and Dawne Gurbutt
Chapter 2. Embedding Sustainable Development In The Curricula - Learning About Sustainable Development As A Means To Develop Self Awareness;   Louise Manning and Luis Kluwe de Aguiar 
Chapter 3. A Comparative Analysis Of Approaches To Integrating Sustainability Into The Curriculum At A University In A Small Island Developing State In The Carribean; Alana Griffith and Winston Moore 
Chapter 4. Integrating Sustainable Development Into The Curriculum - A Case Study On The Developing Of Sustainability Competencies In Industrial Design Students At A Bachelor Level In Mexico; Martha Elena Núñez López, Robert Huddleston, Roberto Pablo Martínez Lozano
Chapter 5. Programs, Workshops, Resources And Other Supports For Post Secondary Sustainability Educators; Alice Cassidy, Yona Sipos and Sarah Nyrose 
Chapter 6. Hortus In Urbe: Building A Sustainable Development Curriculum in Chicago; Euan Hague, Howard Rosing and Joesph P. Schwieterman 
Chapter 7. An Interdisciplinary Teaching Module on The Global Clothing Industry: Lessons From Working Across Four Disciplines And Two Universities; Niki Harré, Anis Azizi, Penny Brothers, Ties Coomber, Ellinor King, Andrea Michelle Mead, Sarah Saeckel, Manuel Valle, Samantha Zi Lin Yeo, Yulun (Darren) Zhang 
Chapter 8. Integrating Sustainability Into A Freshman -Engineering Course Through An Institute - Level Initiative: A Teaching -Learning Model With Authentic Activity And Context; Raghu Pucha, Kata Dosa, Sunni Newton, Meltem Alemdar, Ruthie Yow and Jennifer Hirsch 
Chapter 9. Integrating Sustainable Development Into The Curriculum: Enacting 'Scalar Shifting' in Esd Competencies; Paul Benneworth, Renze Kolster, Martin Stienstra, Laura Franco-Garcia and Ben Jongbloed
Enakshi Sengupta serves as Associate Director of HETL. Dr. Sengupta is also the Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CARE), Associate Series Editor of the book series, Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Emerald Group Publishing. She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Emerald Publishing. 
Patrick Blessinger is adjunct associate professor of education at St. John's University, a math and science teacher with the New York State Education Department, and chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (in consultative status with the United Nations).  
Taisir Subhi Yamin is professor of gifted education. He is a former President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC), former editor-in-chief of Gifted and Talented International, General Director of the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) in Germany, and research fellow at Université Paris Descartes. He founded, with Ken McCluskey, the International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity (IJTDC).
This must-read edited volume brings together a variety of scholars who offer their research results, insights, and practical and pedagogical recommendations for integrating sustainable development to curriculums. It is a very significant contribution to sustainability education literature, as it emphasizes not only teaching knowledge but acquisition of sustainability values. Sustainable development is presented as a multi-dimensional integrated system that requires an interdisciplinary approach. It presents examples from a variety of areas-e.g. healthcare, urban development, global clothing industry, and from multiple countries- New Zealand to the UK all the way to the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. - Fahrettin Sumer - American University of Iraq

Indeed a well edited book on the very essential issues on diverse research interests on sustainability integration in education. This book clearly shows the scholarly efforts by the editors to bring together the researchers and practitioners to contribute their insights and experiences on the very important dimensions of sustainability integration into the curriculum at different levels and geographies. The book will be an essential reference for the practitioners and academics on educational sustainability - Indranil Bose - University of Bolton

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