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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Rashika
dc.description.abstractThe exponential globalisation of the economy warrants the formulation of a pathway that harnesses the human and social capital that can work together collaboratively and proactively to promote the development of sustainable communities. Education for Sustainability presents that pathway to ensure transformation of the current human and social capital thus fostering change in society and helping build communities that can be more sustainable in all aspects. However the power of education in achieving sustainable development has been seriously undermined indicated by the relatively slow implementation of sustainability concepts in most educational curricula. This paper elaborates the importance of education for sustainability and expounds on an Applied Technology degree offered at Unitec, New Zealand. Based on a qualitative study the research corroborates that student’s perspectives and opinions on sustainability undergo significant transformation when concepts of sustainability are embedded and integrated in the curriculum. The findings demonstrate that educating the current student generation is essential for manoeuvring the community towards sustainable development.en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjecteducation for sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectsustainable community developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectstudents' perceptionsen_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.titleTransforming the communities of tomorrowen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSharma, R. (2010, July). Transforming the communities of tomorrow. Paper presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Community Development, Putrajaya, Malaysia.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleInternational Conference on Sustainable Community Developmenten_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInstitute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra, Malaysiaen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationPutrajaya, Malaysiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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