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Sustainability in Higher Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081003671, 9780081003756

Sustainability in Higher Education

1st Edition

Editor: J. Paulo Davim
Paperback ISBN: 9780081003671
eBook ISBN: 9780081003756
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 21st August 2015
Page Count: 144
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Support in higher education is an emerging area of great interest to professors, researchers and students in academic institutions. Sustainability in Higher Education provides discussions on the exchange of information between different aspects of sustainability in higher education. This book includes chapter contributions from authors who have provided case studies on various areas of education for sustainability.

Key Features

  • Focus on sustainability
  • Present studies in aspects related with higher education
  • Explores a variety of educational aspects from an sustainable perspective


Researchers and Students

Table of Contents

1: Putting sustainable development in practice: campus greening as a tool for institutional sustainability efforts

  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Role and areas of campus greening
  • 1.3 Overview and evaluation of campus greening efforts
  • 1.4 Discussion
  • 1.5 Lessons learned and needs to be addressed
  • 1.6 Conclusions

2: Management education for sustainability: deriving learning formats from competence requirements

  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 New profession requires profound management education for sustainability
  • 2.3 Corporate change agents for sustainability: competence requirements to manage corporate sustainability
  • 2.4 Learning formats to educate change agents for sustainability
  • 2.5 Conclusion

3: U.S. and international community-based sustainability projects for deep learning

  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Background: high-impact educational practices, deep learning, and stakeholder outcomes
  • 3.3 WPI: interactive qualifying projects
  • 3.4 Interactive community-based projects and deep learning
  • 3.5 Common challenges
  • 3.6 Lessons learned
  • 3.7 Summary and conclusion

4: Inculcating sustainability among first-year engineering students using cooperative problem-based learning

  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 The cooperative problem-based learning model
  • 4.3 Learning environment design in the introduction to engineering course
  • 4.4 Example problem the introduction to engineering course
  • 4.5 Study on the impact of the learning environment
  • 4.6 Conclusion

5: Sustainability in engineering education: an approach to reach significant learning and character skills

  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Sustainability in higher engineering education
  • 5.3 A qualitative, longitudinal research of students’ sustainable behavior in a Mexican HEI
  • 5.4 Results and discussion
  • 5.5 Concluding remarks


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About the Editor

J. Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, and mechanical engineering. He also has an interest in management, engineering education, and higher education for sustainability. He has worked as an evaluator of projects for the ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as an examiner of PhD thesis for many universities in different countries. In addition, he has edited/co-edited more than 150 books and authored/co-authored more than 15 books, 100 book chapters, and 500 articles for journals and conferences. He is the Series Editor of Elsevier’s 'Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series'.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

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