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Author Ferreira, Jo-Anne, author

Title Learning to embed sustainability in teacher education / Jo-Anne Ferreira, Neus (Snowy) Evans, Julie M. Davis and Robert (Bob) Stevenson
Published Singapore : Springer, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in education
SpringerBriefs in education.
Contents Intro; Preface; References; Acknowledgements; Universities; Individuals; Contents; About the Authors; List of Figures; Introducing Our Systems Change Initiative; Introduction; Stage 1 (2005-06); Stage 2 (2007-09); Stage 3 (2009-10); Stage 4 (2012-13); Stage 5 (2014-15); Stage 6 (2016-Ongoing); Chapter Summary; References; Teacher Education and Education for Sustainability; Introduction; Education, Sustainability and a 21st Century Education; History of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainability; Sustainability Education and Initial Teacher Education; Chapter Summary; References
The Embedding Change ModelIntroduction; Models of Educational Change; Cultural Change Through Systems-Based Approaches; What Is a System?; Hierarchical Levels; Hubs; Feedback Loops; Embedding Change Model; Chapter Summary; References; Exemplars of the Embedding Change Model in Practice; Introduction; Exemplar A; Institutional Context; Project Aims; Project Description; Project Outcomes and Current Directions; Exemplar B; Institutional Context; Project Aims; Project Description; Project Outcomes and Current Directions; Exemplar C; Institutional Context; Project Aims; Project Description
Project Outcomes and Current DirectionsExemplar D; Institutional Context; Research Aims; Project Description; Project Outcomes and Current Directions; Exemplar E; Introduction to the Institutional Context; Project Aims; Project Description; Project Outcomes and Current Directions; Chapter Summary; References; Using the Embedding Change Model; Introduction; Strategies; Step 1: Scoping and Structuring the Process; Step 2: Considering Project Participants, Their Roles, and Leadership Capacities; Step 3: System Mapping; Step 4: Engaging and Developing the Network
Step 5: Providing, Sharing and Developing New Knowledge and InformationStep 6: Action Research/Reflection-in/on-Action; Snapshots From Our Project; Scoping the Process and the System; Participant Roles and Leadership; Engaging and Developing the Network; Barriers and Opportunities; Barrier 1: Engaging the System; Barrier 2: Crowded Curriculum; Barrier 3: Systemic Structures; Barrier 4: Economics/Financial Support for Change; Barrier 5: Volatility of Higher Education Sector; Barrier 6: Limited Awareness or Expertise in Staff and/or Institution; Barrier 7: Limited Institutional Commitment
Ideas for the FutureChapter Summary; References; What We Have Achieved and Learnt; Introduction; Short-Term Outcomes; Anticipated Longer Term Outcomes; Key Lessons; Chapter Summary; References; Glossary of Key Terms
Summary This book offers an accessible guide to understanding the importance of a systems approach to embedding sustainability into teacher education practice, providing a practical resource for teacher education academics and others with an interest in organisational change. It draws principally on the findings of a 12-year research project in Australia, working directly with academics and their teacher education institutions to ensure that sustainability and education for sustainability are embedded in teacher education courses. Illustrating the need for change in teacher education in the context of education for sustainability, the book discusses the theory underpinning and practical application of a system-based change model. It also offers examples of how the model has been used in practice and shows education academics how to implement change within their own organizations and use the ideas and tools presented to advance sustainability in their discipline areas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 3, 2019)
Subject Teachers -- Training of -- Australia
School management and organization -- Australia
Sustainability -- Study and teaching
School management and organization.
Teachers -- Training of.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Neus (Snowy), author
Davis, Julie M., author
Stevenson, Robert B., 1948- author.
ISBN 9789811395369