Global learning for sustainable development in higher education : recent trends and critique

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Global learning for sustainable development in higher education : recent trends and critique

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dc.contributor.author Anderberg, Elsie
dc.contributor.author Nordén, Birgitta
dc.contributor.author Hansson, Birgit
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-07T08:04:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-07T08:04:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 368–378 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1467-6370 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14490
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of some major trends that have marked discussions on global learning for sustainable development (GLSD) in higher education. The aim is formulated against the background of the complexity represented in GLSD, as well as the fact that sustainable development (SD) is an issue of global interest for universities. Design/methodology/approach – The authors conducted an overview in recent trends in research on GLSD in higher education over the last 20 years, based on the combination of the keyword higher education for Sustainable Development with global learning (GL) and global education. Findings – The overview suggests that only relatively limited steps have been implemented to achieve GLSD, and rhetoric still dominates the discussions. It appears that little empirical research has been undertaken on learning in global settings. Several authors have identified the need for a competence-based curriculum for GLSD. Originality/value – Universities, professionals and students need to take greater responsibility. How knowledge, values and abilities are formed and developed from the global learner's perspective therefore, remains an open and fundamental question. The paper underlines the crucial role that higher education plays in GL for sustainability. Acknowledgements: This paper has been written with financial support from The Swedish Research Council and the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject Teaching en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Global learning for sustainable development in higher education : recent trends and critique en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676370910990710 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education;4
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 10 en_US
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