This book develops a "green pedagogy" and a mindset in Higher Education by using approaches based on innovative design thinking, arts-based practices, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship for sustainable development. New pedagogical methods and educational solutions are developed throughout the book to offer pedagogical support both to students and university/college level instructors.
The book leads students through an artful and experimental way of thinking and in doing so, will be much more creative and innovative and more responsible by allowing them to take ownership of the creation process.
An educational toolkit including human-centric design methods, digital tools, creative and arts-based practices, innovation-related skills and nascent and social entrepreneurship competencies is provided for higher education instructors. This method-kit will help instructors to support students in the process of creating new knowledge for addressing real-world problems and to enhance their societal involvement, foster entrepreneurial spirit, and reach opportunities for a sustainable future.
1. The Economics of Sustainable Development. 2. Sustainable Development in Higher Education: A Constructivist Conceptual Framework for Smart Learning and Education. 3. Cultural heritage and education for sustainability. 4. "I can be the beginning of what I want to see in the world" - Outcomes of a drama workshop on sustainability in teacher education. 5. Knowledge creation and sharing in higher education: The long-run effect in sustainable development . 6. Entrepreneurship in higher education and nascent entrepreneurship. 7. Education in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development: A case study in teacher education at the University of Athens, Greece. 8. Developing an innovative pedagogy for sustainability in Higher Education.
This new series fosters information exchange and discussion on higher education for sustainability and related aspects, namely academic staff and student initiatives, campus design for sustainability, curriculum development for sustainability, global green standards: ISO 14000, green computing, green engineering education, index of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency, strategic sustainable development, sustainability policies, sustainability reports, etc. The series will also provide information on principles, strategies, models, techniques, methodologies, and applications of higher education for sustainability. It aims to communicate the latest developments and thinking as well as the latest research activity relating to higher education, namely engineering education.