Education for Sustainability: Experiences from Greece

TitleEducation for Sustainability: Experiences from Greece
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsManoliadis, O
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
Accession Number36943774
KeywordsCivil , Education-practice , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL , GREECE , Internet , sustainable
AbstractIncreasing awareness of sustainability has affected civil engineering education, making it more complex and demonstrating the connections to economic, social, and technological problems. This paper discusses the state of engineering education in Greece and a new focus on educating engineers so that besides acquiring theoretical knowledge they also learn to show personal responsibility and are motivated to act sustainably. Educating for sustainable development also entails This paper outlines the way in which a multidisciplinary approach to teaching sustainability has been embodied in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Thessaly, Greece. More specifically, it describes a course to develop a comprehensive information technology-based learning resource comprising a set of multidisciplinary case studies and support material in order to aid engineering students in understanding the sustainability concepts and how solutions can be developed.
NotesManoliadis, Odysseus 1; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor, Democritus Univ. of Thrace, 12 Vas Sofias, Xanthi 67100, Greece.; Source Info: Apr2009, Vol. 135 Issue 2, p70; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching (Continuing education); Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: CIVIL engineering; Subject Term: GREECE; Author-Supplied Keyword: Education-practice interchange; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Environmental issues; Author-Supplied Keyword: Greece; Author-Supplied Keyword: Internet; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 5p; Illustrations: 1 Graph; Document Type: Article
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