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Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Authors: Shephard, Kerry

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This book asks how higher education should approach the task of educating for sustainability and then sets to answering it. It provides a guide for those who advocate for sustainability and for those who do not and makes a point of emphasising that all in higher education have the capacity and willingness to contribute in some way. The challenge is to find an approach that unifies the efforts of higher education teachers towards sustainability objectives, rather than dividing them. People at universities across the world were consulted and a grounded theory was devised. This encourages all university teachers to teach what they want to teach openly and honestly, about sustainability or not; but on the way to ensure that their students develop the critical skills that will enable them to fully understand what is being taught and what they are learning. 

About the authors

Kerry Shephard is Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has a background in the biological sciences and extensive experience as a university teacher and researcher in both the UK and in New Zealand.

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“I hope that anyone reading this review will have got the message that I think that this is an engaging book which is well-written, scholarly, accessible, and properly provocative.” (William Scott, Environmental Education Research, November, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shephard, Kerry

    Pages 1-10

  • Sustainability and ES/ESD Missions: Where Are We Now, How Did We Get Here and Whereto from Here?

    Shephard, Kerry

    Pages 13-19

  • Educational Research to Find a Way Forward: Methods and Results

    Shephard, Kerry

    Pages 20-33

  • A Grounded Theory about ES/ESD in Higher Education

    Shephard, Kerry

    Pages 34-53

  • Affect, Cognition and Criticality: Some Educational Theory for University Teachers and for Educational Developers

    Shephard, Kerry

    Pages 59-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education for Sustainable Development
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54841-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137548412
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54840-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 131
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