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Curriculum Improvement in Education for Sustainable Development: Measuring Learning Outcomes in an Introductory Urban Planning Course.

Abstract Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an academic goal for many courses in higher learning. ESD encompasses a specific range of learning outcomes, competencies, skills and literacies that include and exceed the acquisition of content knowledge. Methods and case studies for measuring learning outcomes in ESD is absent from the literature. This case study of an undergraduate course in urban sustainability examines the processes, curriculum, pedagogies, and methods to explore whether or not learning outcomes in education for sustainable development are being reached. Observations of the course, and the statistical analysis of student surveys from course evaluations, are explored to help identify the relationships between learning outc... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Frederick, Chad Paul (Author) / Pijawka, David (Advisor) / Boone, Christopher (Committee member) / Crewe, Katherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Urban planning / Educational evaluation / classroom assessment / curriculum development / education for sustainable development / introductory coursework / learning outcomes / undergraduate
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 162 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.U.E.P. Urban and Environmental Planning 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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