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dc.contributor.authorMulder, Karel F.
dc.contributor.authorFerrer-Balas, Didac
dc.contributor.authorSegalàs Coral, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorKordas, Olga
dc.contributor.authorNikiforovich, Eugene
dc.contributor.authorPereverza, Kateryna
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Mecànica de Fluids
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-07T10:27:52Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationMulder, K. [et al.]. Being scared is not enough! Motivators for education for sustainable development. A: "Sustainability assessment tools in higher education institutions : mapping trends and good practices around the world". Springer International Publishing, 2013, p. 29-45.
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-02374-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/21148
dc.description.abstractThis chapter presents an overview of positive motivators for students, lecturers, and educational managers to prioritize Sustainable Development in education. Very often, we implicitly assume that students and colleagues should all be motivated by the great challenges that the world faces. And if they appear not to react sufficiently to these challenges, we sometimes tend to give these challenges an apocalyptic character. But is this the right motivator for students and colleagues to work on Sustainable Development? We all know that if you only use a stick and no carrot… So why don’t we use more carrots? The bureaucracy that comes with tools for checking/auditing/evaluating the (SD content of) programs/curricula is not particularly a strong motivator for university lecturers. And building courses that add another subject to the erudition of the graduate might not be the right motivators for students that want to make a difference. We are often still in the process of convincing university managers to add SD to the curriculum, convincing colleagues to address SD, and convincing students to pick SD electives and address SD in their projects. How to motivate them to do this when this gives them no direct personal reward and even might increase their workload? The paper will explore options to develop motivating educating by reviewing case studies on educational renewal in four universities. It concludes that there are various options for more motivating education. However, to fully utilize these options, more priority should be given to education.
dc.format.extent17 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Cooperació per al desenvolupament::Educació per al desenvolupament
dc.subject.lcshSustainability
dc.subject.lcshEducation
dc.subject.lcshCurriculum planning
dc.subject.lcshMotivation in adult education
dc.subject.otherSustainability
dc.subject.otherEngineering Education
dc.subject.otherTeaching
dc.subject.otherLearning
dc.titleBeing scared is not enough! Motivators for education for sustainable development
dc.typePart of book or chapter of book
dc.subject.lemacDesenvolupament sostenible
dc.subject.lemacPedagogia -- Investigació
dc.subject.lemacMotivació de l'aprenentatge
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. STH - Sostenibilitat, Tecnologia i Humanisme
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-02375-5_2
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-02375-5
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac12955609
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorMulder, K.; Ferrer-Balas, D.; Segalas, J.; Kordas, O.; Nikiforovich, E.; Pereverza, K.
local.citation.publicationNameSustainability assessment tools in higher education institutions : mapping trends and good practices around the world
local.citation.startingPage29
local.citation.endingPage45


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