Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorshephard, kerry
dc.contributor.authorFurnari, Mary
dc.date.available2017-10-26T20:59:39Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.identifier.citationshephard, kerry, & Furnari, M. (2013). Exploring what university teachers think about education for sustainability. Studies in higher education, 38(10), 1577–1590. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2011.644784en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/7639
dc.description.abstractThe higher education literature reveals the highly subjective nature of thinking about the roles of higher education and its teachers with respect to ‘education for sustainability’. We used Q methodology to help to clarify and categorise commonly held viewpoints about this complex issue held by teachers in one university in New Zealand. We developed 50 statements about the issue and asked 43 participants to rank them and to record their responses to written questions. Our analysis confirms four significantly and qualitatively different viewpoints, one of which advocates for sustainability and for education for sustainability. The other three viewpoints do not, and each has distinct characteristics that prevent those who own them from using their position within the university to encourage students to act sustainably. Our article interprets these viewpoints and discusses their implications to higher education.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofStudies in higher educationen_NZ
dc.subjecteducation for sustainable development, environmental education, Q methodology, functions of higher educationen_NZ
dc.titleExploring what university teachers think about education for sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-10-25T01:24:06Z
otago.schoolHEDCen_NZ
otago.relation.issue10en_NZ
otago.relation.volume38en_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2011.644784en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage1577-1590en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage1577-1590en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2011.644784en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
 Find in your library

Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record