The green campus is also a virtual one


This paper analyses the role of education for sustainability as enabling future sustainability practitioners to become key change agents and leaders. It is important that generic skills and understandings are married to a capability to lead beyond one's disciplinary or professional authority. 'Academic' education for future (and current) sustainability professionals should focus on transdisciplinary learning and research, new media affordances and distributed learning. This raises important questions about the nature of experiential learning and the meaning of 'living sustainability'. With reference to various developments in e-learning, including the European Union's aim to establish a virtual campus for a sustainable Europe, this paper argues that the digital environment is an integral part of our lifeworld connecting people to place, with each other and to possibilities for creative transdisciplinary inquiry. The role of new media in education for sustainability is rarely discussed, is under theorised and its potential largely ignored.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: International journal of environmental and sustainable development 9/2010 © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: new media,virtual campus,online learning,electronic learning,e-learning,change management,distributed learning,transdisciplinary learning,transdisciplinary research,sustainable development,leadership,sustainability,higher education
Publication ISSN: 1474-6778
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 10:33
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2010-10
Authors: Blewitt, John



Version: Accepted Version

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