Higher Education and Sustainable Development: A Model for Curriculum Renewal

Higher Education and Sustainable Development: A Model for Curriculum Renewal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844078608
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Desha has a degree in Engineering (Environmental, first class) and a PhD in rapid curriculum renewal. Her research focuses on building capacity for sustainable development within tertiary education. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT, and a Principal Researcher with The Natural Edge Project (TNEP).

Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves has a degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural) and is undertaking a PhD in carbon structural adjustment. His research focuses on opportunities for transformational change towards sustainable development. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and a Principal Researcher with The Natural Edge Project (TNEP).

Cheryl and Charlie 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. Working with the TNEP team, Cheryl and Charlie have co-authored four books on sustainable development, published in four languages.

Table of Contents

Forewords: Mr Barry Grear, Professor Goolam Mohamedbhai, Professor Walter Leal-Filho, and Dr Tony Marjoram. Our One-Minute Pitch Preface: The Natural Edge Project Introductions: Professor Stephen Sterling, Dr Debra Rowe and Emeritus Professor Robin W. King Part 1: A Compelling Case for Rapid Curriculum Renewal 1. Higher Education in Urgent and Challenging Times 2. Drivers and Barriers to Education for Sustainability 3. Deliberative and Dynamic Curriculum Renewal Part 2: Strategic Transformation through Rapid Curriculum Renewal 4. A Whole of Institutional Approach (Curriculum Helix) 5. Informing a Curriculum Renewal Strategy Part 3: Key Considerations for Each Element of Curriculum Renewal 6. Identifying Graduate Attributes 7. Mapping Learning Pathways 8. Auditing Learning Outcomes 9. Developing and Updating Curriculum 10. Implementing the Program Appendix: Staging the Curriculum Renewal Strategy Glossary Notes Index

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