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dc.contributor.authorWinter, Jen
dc.contributor.authorCotton, Den
dc.contributor.authorHopkinson, Pen
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Ven

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has emerged in response to the negative consequences of economic and industrial processes. These issues are highly complex and their mitigation suggests social and economic transformation underpinned by a paradigm shift in favour of sustainability. Higher Education (HE) plays a crucial role in ESD; however there is little research which has investigated the links between transformative learning theories and ESD. This paper reports on research which explored academic and student perceptions of opportunities for transformation around sustainability in two UK universities. The findings suggest that, despite shared understanding about the nature of pedagogic approaches that promote deep learning, academics are wary about promoting transformation beyond the professional sphere and students are more likely to have transformative experiences outside the formal curriculum. There are indications that universities have potential as sites for transformation around sustainability but, at present, this potential is not achieved.

dc.format.extent303 - 320 (18)en
dc.subjectTransformative learning, Education for Sustainable Development, pedagogy, informal learning.en
dc.titleThe University as a Site for Transformation around Sustainabilityen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.volumeVolume 9.en
plymouth.journalInternational Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/Peninsula Dental School
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/PS - Library and Educational Development
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA23 Education
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Professional Services staff
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen

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