Handbook of Research on Implications of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Implications of Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Eleni Meletiadou (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Release Date: February, 2023|Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 431
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6172-3
ISBN13: 9781668461723|ISBN10: 1668461722|EISBN13: 9781668461730
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Description:

Research in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) is of growing concern to meet the needs of the diverse student populations in various higher education institutions. People around the world recognize that current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education, and training are key to moving society toward sustainability. Although ESD continues to grow both in content and pedagogy and its visibility and respect have grown in parallel, education officials, policymakers, educators, curriculum developers, and others are called upon to rethink education in order to contribute to the achievement of the goals of sustainable development in higher education.

The Handbook of Research on Implications of Sustainable Development in Higher Education provides insight regarding the implications of ESD for teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education and demonstrates the value of adopting an ESD lens by broadening and strengthening the evidence base of the impact that this can make for students, educators, and society as a whole. Covering key topics such as assessment, globalization, and inclusion, this reference work is ideal for university leaders, administrators, policymakers, researchers, scholars, practitioners, academicians, instructors, and students.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment
  • Community Development
  • Curriculum
  • Equity
  • Global Citizenship Education
  • Globalization
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusion
  • Social Justice
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Teaching
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Eleni Meletiadou is a Course Leader/Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University Guildhall School of Business and Law and an EDI Consultant. She is an enthusiastic Educational assessment, EDI, leadership, HRM, peer learning/mentoring, and writing scholar with a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics (Education), an MA in Applied Linguistics (Education), an MSc in International Human Resource Management and Employment Relations (with CIPD Level 7 accreditation) and an MEd in TESOL. She is also an award-winning instructional strategist, researcher, and adviser with 20+ years of experience in designing and successfully implementing high-quality, learner-focused educational and training programs (including interactive online content for distance learning) in further and higher education. She acts as a reviewer and editor at various international academic journals. Her global research experience extends to 35 countries including Cyprus, Greece, and the United Kingdom as she is the Dissemination Grant Coordinator of the EU-funded Eurofam Network. She is an established academic writer and international conference and workshop presenter. She is the Chair of the European Association of Educational Assessment (AEA-Europe) Inclusive Assessment SIG and the Conference Track Chair of the British Academy of Management Knowledge & Learning SIG. She is passionate about uncovering and recommending key solutions to educational/diversity management (gender inequality)/crisis management/project management needs as well as optimizing students' journey by implementing appropriate intervention strategies and research-informed teaching to support ongoing learning. Eleni combines the educational, linguistic, management, and business background and contributes equally to teaching excellence, research excellence, and graduate employability. Her skills and experience include excellent communication, prioritization, and team leadership skills she developed while participating in major European projects (e.g., Comenius, Erasmus+ funded projects) and organizing international conferences, symposia and workshops which attracted record attendances. She is an experienced and confident communicator, established academic writer and networker with connections all over Europe. She has shared best practice by writing reports and papers and presenting to international audiences in terms of various projects and seminars. She has worked as a consultant and a member of various Educational Institutions’ Senior Leadership Teams in Greece, Cyprus, and the UK, often on a voluntary basis, helping them develop their instructional, educational and career strategies. Through this work, she helped develop strategic planning to support faculty initiatives and dialogues around recognition and redressing of racism and bias across campus. Her mantra is 'Empower lifelong learning'. Her areas of expertise include: Education for Social Justice, peer learning/mentoring/coaching, inclusive assessment, leadership, EDI, gender inequality, crisis management, HRM, writing, e-learning, multilingualism, intercultural communication, blended learning.

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