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Title: University teaching staff and sustainable development : an assessment of competences
Authors: Leal Filho, Walter
Levesque, Vanessa R.
Lange Salvia, Amanda
Paço, Arminda
Fritzen, Barbara
Frankenberger, Fernanda
Damke, Luana Inês
Brandli, Luciana L.
Veiga Ávila, Lucas
Mifsud, Mark C.
Will, Markus
Pace, Paul J.
Azeiteiro, Ulisses M.
Orlovic Lovren, Violeta
Keywords: COVID-19 (Disease)
Environmental education
Sustainability -- Study and teaching
Sustainable development -- Study and teaching
College teachers -- Rating of
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer Japan KK
Citation: Leal Filho, W., Levesque, V. R., Lange Salvia, A., Paço, A., Fritzen, B., Frankenberger, F.,…Orlovic Lovren, V. (2021). University teaching staff and sustainable development : an assessment of competences. Sustainability Science, 16, 101–116.
Abstract: Teaching about matters related to sustainable development requires not only a personal motivation from educators, but also a variety of competences. This paper reports on a multi-country study, which aimed at identifying the level of importance given to desired competences on sustainable development by teaching staff at a number of higher education institutions. On the basis of the findings, the paper identifies the gaps and outlines some of the needs which should be addressed, via which competence building may help to foster the educational and societal transformation towards sustainability. The implications of this paper are twofold. First, it emphasises the value of and the need for competences on sustainable development. Second, it illustrates some of the needs which should be met to provide a framework among which competences on sustainable development may be further developed.
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