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Title: Tertiary Education for Sustainability Outcomes THREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING


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Tertiary Education for Sustainability
OutcomesTHREE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN
ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING AND RESEARCH AT GRIFFITH
UNIVERSITY Brisbane Gold Coast Australia
  • Professor Lex Brown
  • Dean
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences

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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
  • Founded in 1973 on specific principles
  • Faculties would be interdisciplinary
  • Faculties would focus on problems
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences has three
    decades of experience in environmental teaching
    and research
  • University currently has 27000 students and 3000
    teaching staff will soon be one of the top 10
    Universities in Australia.
  • 3500 international students from over 75
    countries.

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FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  • Largest environmental teaching research
    institution in Australia
  • Over 120 full-time academic and research staff,
    1000 undergraduate students, 100 Masters students
  • Currently 158 PhD students, from 20 countries.
  • Faculty consists of 4 highly integrated Schools
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental and Applied Science
  • with associated Research Centres

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EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY - PRINCIPLES FOR
THE DESIGNOF TERTIARY PROGRAMS
  • Principle 1 Bridge disciplinary divides
    (integrate not just add-on)
  • Principle 2 Develop new programs of Professional
    Training grounded in environmental knowledge
  • Principle 3 Focus on the new divide

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PRINCIPLE 1 BRIDGE DISCIPLINARY DIVIDES
Law
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AT GRIFFITH, THE TERM ENVIRONMENT INCLUDES ALL
THE FOLLOWING DIMENSIONS
  • Biological
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Environmental and sustainability issues
  • must have a holistic approach.

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GRIFFITHS RESPONSES TO BRIDGINGDISCIPLINARY
DIVIDES
  • Bring together disciplines within the one School
  • Integrate other Schools with it
  • Joint appointments
  • Shared courses
  • Shared facilities
  • Common philosophy

School
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DEGREE PROGRAMS WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
SCHOOL
  • Bachelor Master of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor Master of Environmental Management
  • BSc in Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • BSc in Land and Water Management
  • BSc in Pollution Studies
  • BSc in Ecotourism
  • BA in Environmental Management and Policy
  • Master of Environmental Education

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PRINCIPLE 2 DEVELOP NEW PROGRAMS OF PROFESSIONAL
TRAINING GROUNDED IN ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE
  • Cannot just add a few environmental/
    sustainability components to existing
    professional courses
  • Environmental/ sustainability components must
    become foundation material (just as much as
    physics is for Engineering)
  • Students and staff must own the environmental/
    sustainability components of programs

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GRIFFITHS RESPONSE TO TRAINING OF THE
PROFESSIONS
  • new Professional Schools integrated within the
    Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • and
  • combined degrees with the Law School

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ENVIRONMENTAL/ SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING IN THE
PROFESSIONS
  • School of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor Master of Environmental Engineering
  • B Environmental Technology
  • B Engineering in Environmental Engineering/B
    Environmental Science
  • Grad Dip in Water and Wastewater Management
  • Grad Dip in Waste Management
  • School of Environmental Planning
  • (Urban and Regional Planning)
  • Bachelor Master of Environmental Planning
  • B Environmental Planning/B Environmental Science
  • With the Law School
  • Bachelor of Laws/B Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Laws/B Environmental Planning

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PRINCIPLE 3 FOCUS ON THE NEW DIVIDE
Major Players in Development
Dialogue
Bridge the new divide
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THE CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE DIALOGUE
  • Training of environmental/ sustainability
    specialists in
  • The processes of development
  • The processes of decision-making in industry, in
    management and in public policy
  • Communication skills and tools for interacting
    with these development players/decision-makers

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THE CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVE DIALOGUE
  • Training of environmental / sustainability
    specialists in
  • The processes of development
  • The processes of decision-making in industry, in
    management and in public policy
  • communication skills and tools for interacting
    with these development players/decision-makers
  • Separate training directed at the development
    players/decision-makers themselves

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RESEARCH IN THE FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  • A very active environmental research program in
    all fields of environment
  • The Faculty
  • wins some US3.5m in research grants each year
  • produces over 120 international journal articles,
    book chapters or books every year
  • has over 150 PhD students currently enrolled

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FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SOME
INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
  • AUSTRIA Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien
  • CANADA University of Waterloo
  • CHINA  Zhongshan University
  • FINLAND Tampere University of Technology
  • HONG KONG University of Hong Kong
  • UK Lancaster University
  • USA University of Tulsa
  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
  • University of California, Davis
  • Oregon State University
  •  

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FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SOME
INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
HUNGARY Technical University of
Budapest INDIA Nooral Islam College of
Engineering - Off Shore/Joint program
Kumaraguru College of Technology - Off
Shore/joint program SWEDEN Chalmers
University Linkoping University KTH,
Stockholm THAILAND Prince of Songkla University
Long-term assistance and Joint PhD program
   
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GRIFFITH JOINT PROGRAMS IN CHINA
  • Zhejiang University City College - for the
    delivery of the Master of Law for students who
    come to Griffith to complete their degree
  • Chinese Center for Disease Prevention, Beijing -
    for the delivery of the Griffith University
    Master of Public Health
  • Peking University - for the delivery of the
    Master of Public Health
  • Shenyang Institute of Technology - for delivery
    of Griffith University Business degrees
  • China University of Politics and Law - for
    delivery of Griffith University Master of Public
    Management
  •  

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FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MAJOR
CO-OPERATIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES
  • UNESCO
  • WHO
  • UNDP

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