Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development

Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development

Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA) and Helen E. Muga (University of Mount Union, USA)
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Release Date: March, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 800
ISBN13: 9781466658561|ISBN10: 1466658568|EISBN13: 9781466658578|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5856-1

Description

Education is a key component for progress in both the developed and developing world. It is imperative that society has access to new strides made in the area of sustainability so that current global challenges are resolved.

Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development brings together case study examples in the fields of sustainability, sustainable development, and education for sustainable development. This book will be an essential reference for educators, teachers, trainers at all levels of education, sustainable development practitioners, education policy makers, and the public at large.

Topics Covered

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

  • Green Chemistry
  • Infusion of Sustainable Development in Education
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability as a Social Issue
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Interior Design
  • Sustainable Leadership

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors provide case studies and perspectives from around the world, describing the development of elementary, secondary, university, and adult education programs in areas such as watershed literacy and green chemistry, and the use of sustainable materials and methods in education, such as electronic textbooks. Considerable attention is paid to the importance of generating social awareness among diverse production and consumer groups in both urban and rural areas in developed and less-developed countries. Some specific topics discussed include sustainability in photography, higher education in East Timor, environmental education in Nova Scotia's 6th grade curriculum, designing sustainability curricula in chemical engineering, the role of synchronous e-learning in rural sustainability, and sustainable development through education in Cambodia.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ken D. Thomas is the Honors Lecturer in Biosystems Engineering of both the Honors College and Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University. He received both his BSc Chemical & Process Engineering and MSc Environmental Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and PhD Civil Engineering (Environmental & Water Resources Engineering [EWRE]) from the University of South Florida (USF). His current research interests are in sustainability science, sustainable development and sustainable development engineering, especially in a West Indian context, and engineering education.
Helen Muga, Ph.D.: Helen Muga is an Assistant Professor in civil engineering at the University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. She received a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA, a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA, a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Papua New Guinea. Her research interests include water and wastewater engineering, sustainability, life cycle engineering, green engineering, diffusion and adoption of green technology, and international development work.

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