Embedding Sustainability in Higher Education: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?

Gamage, K. A. A. (2021) Embedding Sustainability in Higher Education: Are We Moving in the Right Direction? In: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Educational Technology (ICET), Beijing, China, 18-20 Jun 2021, (Unpublished)

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Sustainable development has become far-reaching due to the major breakthrough in efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) describe major development challenges faced by humans universally and are considered “challenges for humanity” giving it a sense of urgency in both international and national agendas. Higher education sector has a significant role to play in helping to achieve the SDGs, and also has the capacity to play a leading role. Embedding sustainability in learning and teaching is one of the approaches higher education institutions have taken to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the transition to a sustainable future. Future generations of students will be much more concerned about sustainability, and as a result embedding sustainability into higher education curriculum can be widely seen as a popular approach. This paper reviews current status of embedding sustainability in higher education, including barriers and emerging good practices, as well as future direction.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gamage, Professor Kelum
Authors: Gamage, K. A. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
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