Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Teaching modules on sustainability at Universities of Applied Sciences
Authors: Carabias-Hütter, Vicente
Conference details: 2nd International Conference of Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD), Barcelona, 27-29 October 2004
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Language: English
Subjects: Teaching module; Sustainability; Fachhochschule
Subject (DDC): 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
378: Higher education
Abstract: To the maximum extent possible, educational curricula and pedagogy should reflect the interconnections among disciplines that are central to sustainable development. The benefit of this approach is that sustainability is an ideal organizing theme for encouraging holistic, integrative and solution oriented thinking. Universities of Applied Sciences, due to their future orientation, trans-disciplinarity, services to society, practically oriented (research) programmes which will be able to assess developments on their sustainability, as well as multi-faculty studies (e.g. civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering), will assume a key role in this respect in Switzerland. In this paper we will present ideas of structure and contents for sustainability modules to be well integrated into the curricula of engineering education within Universities of Applied Sciences.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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