TITLE

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES FOR PROMOTING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS WITHIN THE HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

AUTHOR(S)
Schmidt, М.; Palekhov, D.; Shvetz, V.; Palekhova, L.
PUB. DATE
April 2016
SOURCE
Scientific Bulletin of National Mining University;2016, Issue 2, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Purpose. Presented research is focused on the issue of integrating knowledge about sustainability standards into the higher education processes through the partnership between technical universities. Methodology. The main conclusions in this article were elaborated based on the analysis of scientific literature on education for sustainable development, while also taking into account the results of a project on establishment of the International University Network ECO-Campus, which is currently carried out by the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg jointly with the National Mining University. Findings. ‘University partnership' is understood as a specific form of cooperation in order to create, develop and promote advanced technologies and knowledge through education and research. For the purpose of promoting sustainable development, such partnership has specific characteristics: 1) it consolidates the management and support of a knowledge system on sustainable development; 2) it expands the potential of teaching based on principles of sustainability; 3) it creates the necessary conditions for the holistic approach to education based on the core values and fundamental needs of the society; 4) it is open to joining of new members to overcome information gaps in education; 5) it is supported by a variety of stakeholders, donors and funds sharing the same goal of promoting education for sustainable development. Originality. The authors identified the unique nature and investigated the specific characteristics of partnership in the field of higher education for sustainable development. Practical value. If realised, recommendations made in this article will contribute to the promotion of sustainable development within the curriculum of higher education.
ACCESSION #
116705093

 

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