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Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development

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Education is a key component for progress in both the developed and developing world. It is imperative that society has access to new strides made in the area of sustainability so that current global challenges are resolved. Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development brings together case study examples in the fields of sustainability, sustainable development, and education for sustainable development. This book will be an essential reference for educators, teachers, trainers at all levels of education, sustainable development practitioners, education policy makers, and the public at large.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
    2. ENDNOTES
  8. Preface
    1. THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    2. REFERENCES
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Pedagogical Theories and Conceptual Frameworks to Address the Issues of Sustainability Education
    1. Chapter 1: Sharing the Load
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: Incorporating Place-Based Education to Cultivate Watershed Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. Setting the Stage
      4. Case Description
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: Sustainability in Photography Can Change the World
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 4: Integration of Education for Sustainable Development into Formal Secondary Curricula of East Timor
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 6: Sustainable Development in Business Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANISATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANISATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
    7. Chapter 7: Integrating Sustainable Design and Systems Thinking throughout an Engineering Curriculum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. AKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    8. Chapter 8: Learning about the Different Dimensions of Sustainability by Applying the Product Test Method in Science Classes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
    9. Chapter 9: Communities of Practice (CoP) as a Model for Integrating Sustainability into Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES PAST AND PRESENT FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS INCLUDING RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
  11. Section 2: Development and Transformation of Sustainable Development Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education
    1. Chapter 10: Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Sustainability Issues to Elementary Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. Appendix A: Content Assessment
      12. Appendix B: Student Focus Group Interview Questions
    2. Chapter 11: Pass, Fail, or Incomplete?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: THE DEPARTMENT
      4. SETTING THE STAGE: THE CLASSROOM
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION: METHODS
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION: RESULTS
      7. CASE DESCRIPTION: DISCUSSION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 12: Learning about Sustainability in a Non-Formal Laboratory Context for Secondary Level Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. AN EXAMPLARY CASE IN PRACTICE: CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 13: A System-Wide School-Based Program for Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTIONS
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 14: Teaching Sustainability Competencies to High School Students using Small-Scale Community-Based Construction Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: TWO CURRICULUM TOOLS
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
      9. APPENDIX A: CONSTRUCTING A SUSTAINABLE GREAT DANE DOG HOUSE
      10. APPENDIX B: CONSTRUCTING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STANDS UTILIZING SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
    6. Chapter 15: Teaching Sustainability as a Social Issue
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 16: Systems Thinking about Severe Storms in Social Studies Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. FINDINGS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
  12. Section 3: Approaches in Higher Education to Teaching and Learning Sustainability and Sustainable Development Concepts
    1. Chapter 17: Integrating Sustainability within Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE STUDY ONE
      4. CASE STUDY TWO
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 18: Teaching about Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 19: Teaching of Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANISATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. SURVEY RESULTS
      6. CASE STUDIES
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 20: The Reinvention of an Unremarkable Building through Adaptive Reuse
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 21: Sustainability, Ethics and Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 22: Physics of Energy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 23: Green Chemistry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    8. Chapter 24: Designing Sustainability Curricula
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    9. Chapter 25: Using Accreditation to Foster Education for Sustainability in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    10. Chapter 26: Implementing an Interfaculty Elective “Sustainable Development”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
  13. Section 4: Contemporary Approaches to Adult Education for Sustainable Development
    1. Chapter 27: Analyzing Farmers' Learning Process in Sustainable Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 28: Growing PEAS at the Duke Campus Farm
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATIONS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 29: Synchronous E-Learning on Rural Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING THE ORGANIZATIONS
      6. SOLUTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND OUTCOMES
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 30: ‘Growing Oak Trees' - Education for Sustainable Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING DESIGN EDUCATION IN IRELAND
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
  14. Section 5: Education for Sustainable Development: Problems, Prospects and Promise
    1. Chapter 31: Are University Lecturers Literate in Sustainability?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 32: Transforming University Curricula towards Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES PAST AND PRESENT FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS INCLUDING RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 33: Embedding Sustainability Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANISATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION: LINKING TO ‘BIG ISSUES’
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANISATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 34: Efforts to Promote Sustainable Development through Education in Cambodia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 35: Digital Textbook in Personal Learning Portfolios
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AS AN ORGANIZATION
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: HYPERCONECTIVITY, CONSTRUCTIVISM AND WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES
      5. DIGITAL TEXTBOOK IN PERSONAL LEARNING PORTFOLIOS
      6. CHALLENGES FACING THE GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 36: Intercultural Communication and Sustainable Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORGANISATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES PAST AND PRESENT FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS INCLUDING RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
  15. Compilation of References
  16. About the Contributors