265 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Responding to the global and unprecedented challenge of capacity building for 21st Century life, Engineering Education and Sustainable Development is a practical guide for tertiary education institutions to quickly and effectively renew the curriculum towards education for sustainable development. Engineering Education and Sustainable Development begins by exploring why curriculum change has been so slow. It then describes a model for rapid curriculum renewal, highlighting the important roles of setting time frames, formal and informal leadership, and key components and action strategies.
The second part of Engineering Education and Sustainable Development provides detailed coverage of six core elements that have been trialled and peer reviewed by institutions around the world: raising awareness among staff and students; mapping graduate attributes; auditing the curriculum; developing niche degrees, flagship courses and fully integrated programs; engaging and catalysing community and student markets; and, integrating curriculum with green campus operations.
With input from more than 70 academics and grounded in engineering education experiences, Engineering Education and Sustainable Development will provide academic staff with tools and insights to rapidly align program offerings with the needs of present and future generations of students.
Forewords: Mr. Barry Grear, Professor Goolam Mohamedbhai, Dr Tony Marjoram, Professor Stephen Sterling and Professor Walter Leal-Filho
Preface: The Natural Edge Project Introductios by Emeritus Professor Robin W. King and Dr Debra Rowe
Part 1: Developing a Systemic Approach to Timely Curriculum Renewal
1. Rationale for Curriculum Renewal to Education for Sustainable Development
2. Addressing the Time Lag Dilemma in Curriculum Renewal Towards EESD
3. A Consideration of Curriculum Theory and the Time Dimension
4. Model for Rapid Curriculum Renewal
Part 2: Implementing Rapid Curriculum Renewal
5. Designing a Rapid Curriculum Renewal Strategy
6. Awareness Raising and Developing a Common Understanding (Element 1)
7. Graduate Attributes: Identifying and Mapping (Element 2)
8. Curriculum Auditing (Element 3)
9. Niche Degrees, Flagship or Integration? (Element 4)
10. Bridging and Outreach (Element 5)
11. Campus Integration: Walking the Talk (Element 6)
Endnotes & References
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Cheryl Desha and Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves 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.