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Transformative Dialogues - Volume 8 Issue 2

Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal

Volume 8, Issue 2, September 2015

Sustainability in Post-secondary Education and Leadership

The 1983 Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. This and most other definitions of sustainability refer to three pillars: social, economic and ecological.

There are many aspects of sustainability in post-secondary education and leadership, including examples at the educational developer, instructor, curriculum, institutional and national levels. How have you incorporated sustainability into courses and curricula? In what ways does your institution support it? Where and how are students involved? We explore these and other questions in this special issue.

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Sustainability in higher education teaches balance, critical thinking and transferable skills - Alice Cassidy, Associate Editor, Transformative Dialogues

Articles and Essays

Sustainability Principles used to Sustain the Drive towards Teaching Excellence - Julie Saam, Indiana University Kokomo.

Going Deep: Reflections on Teaching Deep Ecology in Costa Rica - Heather L. Burns, Portland State University, Jeffrey Briley, Natural Elements International

Sustainability Education: Three activities you might use or adapt to help educators - Alice Cassidy, Principal, In View Education and Professional Development, Canada; Yona Sipos, Food Systems Analyst, USA and Sarah Nyrose, N.D. Candidate, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Canada

Teaching about Consumption and Sustainability - Liz Grauerholz, University of Central Florida, Anne Bubriski-McKenzie, University of South Carolina-Union, Jessica Racine Jacques, Doctoral Candidate, University of Central Florida

Beyond Sustainability: A Context for Transformative Curriculum Development - Mary F. Wright, University of Wisconsin River Falls, Kelly D. Cain, St. Croix Institute, Florence A. Monsour, University of Wisconsin River Falls

Sustainability-Across-the-Curriculum Audit at George Brown College - Sandra Neill, George Brown


An Interdisciplinary Study in Fluvial Geomorphology - Lee Beavington, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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With grateful thanks to the Reviewers for this Issue:

Deborah Kiceniuk, Iain Doherty, Jeanette McDonald, Jody Horn, Karin Manarin, Laura Cruz, LaVonne Cornell-Swanson, Mandy Frake-Mistak, Margy MacMillan, Marianne Poumay, Nancy Chick, Renee Michael, Roger Moore, Stephanie Dimech, Suzanne Le-May Sheffield, Alice Cassidy, Balbir Gurm, Alice Macpherson.

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