Education for Sustainable Development: Methodology and Application within a Construction Course

TitleEducation for Sustainable Development: Methodology and Application within a Construction Course
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSoria, BRodríguez, Bella, JMPérez, Hernández, JDomínguez, Suñén, ECano, Díaz, JJ del Coz
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Volume139
Issue1
Pagination72-79
Date Published2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
KeywordsAcademic , CONSTRUCTION , educational , ENGINEERING , INDUSTRIAL , SPAIN , sustainable , Universities
AbstractThis article presents a plan of action composed of various initiatives for including sustainable development education (SDE) transversally within university degree programs. The most important initiative is that of introducing sustainable development as a basic transversal skill for each thematic unit of the class, thereby completely modifying the content. To achieve this adaptation, a methodology is developed that can be systematically followed in any class. This article includes an example of how this methodology was implemented in an 'Industrial Construction and Industrial Services' class, which is part of the industrial engineering major at a Spanish university. 
NotesSoria, Beatriz Rodríguez Bella, José M. Pérez 1 Hernández, Javier Domínguez 2 Suñén, Enrique Cano 3 del Coz Díaz, Juan J. 4; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Construction Engineering, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad de Zaragoza, C/María de Luna, s/n. 50018 Zaragoza, Spain. 2: Associate Professor, Dept. of Construction Engineering, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad de Zaragoza, C/María de Luna, s/n. 50018 Zaragoza, Spain (corresponding author). E-mail: 3: Collaborator Professor, Dept. of Construction Engineering, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad de Zaragoza, C/María de Luna, s/n. 50018 Zaragoza, Spain. 4: Associate Professor, Dept. of Construction Engineering, Universidad de Oviedo, Edificio Departamental Viesques No. 7, 33204 Gijón, Spain.; Source Info: Jan2013, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p72; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: ACADEMIC degrees; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL programs; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL engineering; Subject Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges -- Accreditation; Subject Term: SPAIN; Author-Supplied Keyword: Construction; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering profession; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 8p; Illustrations: 5 Diagrams, 5 Charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000118

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