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Special Issue "Education for Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Education and Approaches".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019) | Viewed by 87003
Special Issue Editor
Interests: sustainable engineering and built environment management;asset management;risk management; sustainable project and construction management;resilience; education of professionals for sustainability
Special Issue Information
I am honored to be asked to be Guest Editor of this Special Edition of Sustainability, which is focused on the topic of Education for Sustainability.
Accomplishing education for sustainability is expected to require both dedication and an understanding of the principles of sustainable development, international agreements—like the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals—, relevant legal requirements and standards, and related topics.
The development of a strong understanding of and a commitment to sustainability in professionals is therefore likely to require innovative educational approaches that teach and embed sustainable practice and management within learners, and encourage them to implement its principles in their future professional practice. Such education can be provided by a range of teaching approaches, such as sustainability-focused study programs and courses, embedding sustainable development principles in the individual components of tertiary study programs, and practice-oriented approaches, like workplace training and development.
Possible topic areas for this Special Issue might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Development of sustainable management principles at the undergraduate level;
- Postgraduate education for sustainability;
- Developing sustainable management principles in researchers;
- Integrating sustainability education and the needs of the professions;
- Developing, through education, a sustainability culture in the professions (for example, engineering, science, business);
- Developing sustainable practice through work-based training and development;
- Aligning sustainability education with international agreements, such as the Paris Agreement and/or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
- Other suitable topics.
Assoc. Prof. David Thorpe
Manuscript Submission Information
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