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Sustainability 2014, 6(6), 3484-3503; doi:10.3390/su6063484

Attitudes toward Sustainability and Green Economy Issues Related to Some Students Learning Their Characteristics: A Preliminary Study

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana, 18, Rome 00184, Italy
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Inter-University Research Centre on Sustainable Development, CIRPS, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana, 18, Rome 00184, Italy
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Engineering Faculty Didactic Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana, 18, Rome 00184, Italy
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Received: 21 February 2014 / Revised: 4 April 2014 / Accepted: 7 May 2014 / Published: 28 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Education and Skills for the Green Economy)
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The present paper proposes and describes a new method, called L2A (listen-to-apprise), conceived of in order to improve the commitment of all the participants involved in an educational process specifically dedicated to sustainability and the green economy. The first stage consists in listening to the students and, when possible, in listening to the environment, the people, and the territory, while, in the second stage, the acquired information is used to exploit everyone’s talents and to achieve the maximum advantage and satisfaction for all. The first phase of L2A is mainly dedicated to listening to the students via the submission of an on-line questionnaire that measures their learning preferences, self-efficacy and sensitivity to the themes of sustainability and the green economy. The investigation has been extended from Italy to Honduras, where the authors are involved in the development of major projects concerning sustainability. The results of the survey have been analyzed by means of standard significance and correlation analysis, and therefore, significant differences among the groups and correlations within each group have been detected. The results have been discussed in order to explain how the L2A method works and how useful and powerful a tool it could be to improve teaching, learning and practical activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; green economy; students learning characteristics; L2A; self-efficacy; multiple intelligence inventory sustainability; green economy; students learning characteristics; L2A; self-efficacy; multiple intelligence inventory
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Micangeli, A.; Naso, V.; Michelangeli, E.; Matrisciano, A.; Farioli, F.; Belfiore, N.P. Attitudes toward Sustainability and Green Economy Issues Related to Some Students Learning Their Characteristics: A Preliminary Study. Sustainability 2014, 6, 3484-3503.

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