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The I3E model for embedding education for sustainability within higher education institutions

The I3E model for embedding education for sustainability within higher education institutions
The I3E model for embedding education for sustainability within higher education institutions

This paper presents an evidence-based model (the I3E model) for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) within a higher education institution. This model emerged from a doctoral research that examined organisational learning and change processes at the University of Southampton to build EfS into the university curriculum. The researcher aimed to learn from real practice through acting as a facilitator for curriculum development in EfS within an interdisciplinary group of academic staff members. A critical friend position was also acquired within a community of practice to implement a programme which attempted to embed sustainability within the student experience. The I3E model identifies four overarching components that can support universities in their aim to embed EfS within the undergraduate curriculum. These integrated components are: Inform the university community about sustainability; Engage the different university stakeholders in the change process towards sustainability; Empower individuals and groups to make change happen within their sphere of influence and action; and Embed sustainability within existing university structures.

academics, action research, Education for sustainability, higher education, model, organisational change
1350-4622
153-171
Cebriána, Gisela
e6bcf529-494f-4a1c-a3a5-9aed197e6696
Cebriána, Gisela
e6bcf529-494f-4a1c-a3a5-9aed197e6696

Cebriána, Gisela (2018) The I3E model for embedding education for sustainability within higher education institutions. Environmental Education Research, 24 (2), 153-171. (doi:10.1080/13504622.2016.1217395).

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Abstract

This paper presents an evidence-based model (the I3E model) for embedding education for sustainability (EfS) within a higher education institution. This model emerged from a doctoral research that examined organisational learning and change processes at the University of Southampton to build EfS into the university curriculum. The researcher aimed to learn from real practice through acting as a facilitator for curriculum development in EfS within an interdisciplinary group of academic staff members. A critical friend position was also acquired within a community of practice to implement a programme which attempted to embed sustainability within the student experience. The I3E model identifies four overarching components that can support universities in their aim to embed EfS within the undergraduate curriculum. These integrated components are: Inform the university community about sustainability; Engage the different university stakeholders in the change process towards sustainability; Empower individuals and groups to make change happen within their sphere of influence and action; and Embed sustainability within existing university structures.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 June 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 August 2016
Published date: 18 August 2018
Keywords: academics, action research, Education for sustainability, higher education, model, organisational change

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Local EPrints ID: 421892
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421892
ISSN: 1350-4622
PURE UUID: 7f243d00-4c0a-42be-8ac6-066d6047bf04

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Date deposited: 06 Jul 2018 16:30
Last modified: 05 Oct 2018 11:49

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