Sustainability in higher education for the global South: a conversation across geographies and disciplines

Purushothaman, Seema and Ravi, Chitra and Nagendra, Harini and Mathai, Manu and Mundoli, Seema and Joseph, Gladwin and Barna, Stefi and Nawn, Nandan (2016) Sustainability in higher education for the global South: a conversation across geographies and disciplines. Sustentabilidade em Debate, 7 (1). pp. 156-173.

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A workshop on ‘Sustainability in Higher Education from the vantage of the Global South’ was organized by the Azim Premji University between 12 and 14 January 2015 in Bengaluru, India. Its goal was to explore how sustainability can be integrated into undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The workshop was divided into four sessions with interlinked themes – the first, with a focus on framing sustainability; the second, on integrating sustainability in higher education; the third, on sustainability curricula; and the last, on pedagogy for sustainability. All four sessions were informed by the broader educational goal of enabling students from diverse backgrounds to envision, conceptualise, research and implement sustainability in varied personal and professional contexts. Participants of the workshop drew upon their varied experiences, from India and institutions across the world, in the teaching and learning of the multidimensional concept of sustainability in diverse geographies. The questions, counterquestions, discussions and potential solutions raised during the workshop are presented in this paper in a dialogic style.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability, education, Global South, framing, curriculum, pedagogy.
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Higher education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 08:47
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