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AUTHOR(S): 

Liudmila Cazacova

 

TITLE

Green Courses and Heritage Conservation for Sustainable Development

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KEYWORDS

Education for sustainable development, 'Green courses’, Learning outcomes, Green built heritage conservation

ABSTRACT

Factually, higher education institutions exist for creation and dissemination of the knowledge. Subsequently, they are responsible for the preparation of the young people to contribute to the development of societies and, therefore, should be aware of the society current requests and forecast the type of skills the graduates will need. This research describes the importance of higher education and the role the institutions play in society’s sustainable development through imbedding green courses into their plan of study. Through the study of a green course, its assessment methods and learning outcomes, which are linked to the institution graduates’ attributes, the paper highlights the input of higher education institutions in formation of a new generation of citizens with sustainable vision. The results of the research show that integration of sustainable development domain into higher education institutions’ plan of study or 'greening the curriculum’ creates graduates that are well-equipped with knowledge and skills and have the capacity of leadership and of contribution to the future sustainable societies creation.

Cite this paper

Liudmila Cazacova. (2017) Green Courses and Heritage Conservation for Sustainable Development. International Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 200-209