Barriers, new developments, and emerging trends in sustainability in HE

Gamage, K. A. A. and de Silva, E. K. (2022) Barriers, new developments, and emerging trends in sustainability in HE. In: Gamage, K. A.A. and Gunawardhana, N. (eds.) Wiley Handbook of Sustainability in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. Series: Wiley handbooks in education. Wiley: Hoboken, pp. 453-459. ISBN 9781119852827 (doi: 10.1002/9781119852858.ch22)

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In a backdrop where sustainability efforts and interventions have existed for more than half a century, a question worth asking is what still makes it a “goal” that needs to be achieved. Extending from that argument, this chapter explores barriers to embedding sustainability in higher education and proceeds to examine new developments and emerging trends in education for sustainability. We conclude on the note that sustainability is not a destination but an ever-continuing experience of transformative learning that needs to be maintained at the pace of social transformations. The barriers to and emerging trends in education for sustainability are not limited to those identified in this chapter. It is best if they are treated as points of departure for further research in the area of education for sustainability in higher education.

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