oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Linking research education and education for sustainable development via projects
|Article Title||Linking research education and education for sustainable development via projects|
|© Publisher:||Central University of Technology, Free State|
|Journal||Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||17 - 33|
|Keyword(s)||Education for research, Education for sustainable development, Experiential learning, Project learning, Project management, Sustainable development, Tertiary education, UNESCO and Welcome to science|
One of the main tasks of universities is to prepare students for an academic or professional career, and to make them responsible members of society by giving them the motivation and skills to create a better future. Education for Sustainable Development is a core feature of education in a university of the 21th century and in society. In a university, it has two aspects: firstly, to educate students and to help future academics to contribute to sustainable development, secondly, to contribute to sustainability and to spread education for sustainable development in the community. We consider examples of successful cooperation between the university and its stakeholders via projects that are relevant for education for sustainable development. We analyse the success factors and the educational and sustainability impacts of these projects.
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