Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education

Part 4 - Kitbag

Useful Readings & Resources

Learning for the future: Competences in Education for Sustainable Development
Educator Competences Framework (2011) - UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development

Education for Sustainable Development and Holistic Curriculum Change: A Review and Guide
Research Review (Ryan 2012) – 3 case studies of curriculum change in UK HE institutions and review of international institution-wide curriculum reform initiatives, commissioned by Higher Education Academy. 

Evaluation of the Impact of the Green Academy Programme
Report (2012) - contains an overview of processes and experiences in UK HE institutions following the Higher Education Academy institutional curriculum change initiative

Education for Sustainable Development: Building a Better, Fairer World for the 21st Century
UNESCO ESD Briefing – summary of principles and examples of good practice linked to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

ESD and the Professional Curriculum
Project Report (Reid 2011) - HE Academy-funded study of the responses of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) to EfS

Quality Enhancement and Assurance: A Changing Picture
Research Review (2008) – joint report by the Quality Assurance Agency and Higher Education Academy

Key Reports on Student and Employer Perspectives:

The Sustainable Generation: The Sky Future Leaders Study
Survey Report (2011) – research with business leaders on sustainability performance and skills for the future

Leadership Skills for a Sustainable Economy
Survey Report (2010) – study of business and strategic perspectives across sectors undertaken through the Business in the Community initiative

Student Attitudes towards and Skills for Sustainable Development
Research Report (Bone and Agombar 2012) – study of student perspectives on sustainability in the curriculum, commissioned for the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students

First Year Attitudes towards, and Skills in, Sustainable Development
Research Report (Bone and Agombar 2011) – study of first year student views on sustainability in the curriculum on entry to Higher Education, commissioned for the Higher Education Academy and National Union of Students

Education and Skills Agencies’ Frameworks:

Implementing Education for Sustainable Development: Messages for providers of adult learning and skills, and the agencies that work with them
National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education (2010)

Sustaining our Future: A framework for moving towards a sustainable learning and skills sector
Learning and Skills Information Service (2011)

Sustainable Development in Learning and skills Inspections: Guidance for Inspectors
Ofsted (2012)

Sustainable development in higher education: 2008 update to strategic statement and action plan
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) (2009/03)