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Handbook of Research on Implications of Sustainable Development in Higher Education
Creates environments where knowledge can be shared by all members.
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Teaching and Learning in the Age of Climate Change: Postcolonial Ecofeminism and the Rhetorics of Sustainability
Sibylle Gruber (Northern Arizona University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6172-3.ch013
The chapter foregrounds the important role of teaching and learning in the age of climate change. The author shows that education for sustainable development needs to promote communication practices that not only emphasize transition and betweenness, but that transcend current definitions of disciplines to create sustainable solutions to existing problems. Such writing and communication practices are necessary to contribute to 21st century solutions to such monumental issues as increased migration due to conflict, persecution, and natural disasters; food insecurity across the globe; the erasure of economic, social, cultural, gender, civil, and political rights; and pandemics that know no borders. The chapter concludes by emphasizing the importance of encouraging students to practice transdisciplinary writing and communication skills to ensure that they can participate successfully in a world where disciplinary boundaries often hinder new and innovative approaches to finding solutions to the pressing issues raised by the current climate emergency.
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Digitizing Our Common Memory
value knowledge, especially cultural knowledge and diversity. Knowledge Societies use the power of technology to enhance global and cultural understanding that results in greater growth and development.
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Information and Knowledge Needs of Artisans in a Knowledge Society: A Case Study of Willow-Works Artisans in India
The societies where more emphasis is given to production, utilization, and distribution of new knowledge.
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A Maturity Model for Digital Literacies and Sustainable Development
Societies which possess the necessary and sufficient conditions for growth in the knowledge economy, have high knowledge absorptive capacity and complex chains of creation, production and distribution, and consist of sustainable learning communities which emphasise innovation.
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