December 2017 General Issue: Curriculum and Change

From the Editor

Editorial Overview

Case Study

City of Aspen single use bag study

By Laura Armstrong and Elizabeth O’Connell Chapman

Breaking down barriers to university-community engagement: a Master’s student-led sustainable agriculture workshop for children in Costa Rica

By Olivia Sylvester, Janaya Greenwood, Monika Bianco, and Tiyamike Mkanthama

Sustainability and the Olympics: The case of the 2016 Rio summer games

By Sylvia Trendafilova, Jeffrey A. Graham, and James Bemiller

The green school concept: The perspectives of stakeholders from award-winning green preschools in Bali, Berkeley, and Hong Kong

By Ailin Iwan and Nirmala Rao

Hope and a hike: Cultivating nature connection and hope and setting the stage for action through a women’s walking group

By Catherine Dyer


Waiting for Godot: Leadership for sustainability in higher education and the emergence of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs).

By Paul Kolenick

Scholarly Features

Bridging the boundaries of science and art for business students: Integrating botany and artistic perspectives to teach environmental literacy

By Vikki L. Rodgers and Danielle Krcmar

The re-indigenization of humanity to Mother Earth: a learning platform for cultivating social-ecological resilience to challenge the Anthropocene

By Iain MacKinnon, Lewis Williams, and Arianna Waller

Essential learning for sustainability: Gifford Pinchot’s lessons for educating leaders today

By Lizzie Summerfield and Sam Wells

Changing the climate of beliefs: A conceptual model of learning design elements to promote climate change literacy

By Katrina Leona Marzetta

Developing culturally responsive teaching through learner-centered teaching during content and field immersions

By Don Burgess, Scheree Dowdy, and Carly Boyd

An innovator for our times: George Goyder and Australian forestry

By Lizzie Summerfield

University students and sustainability. Part 1: Attitudes, perceptions, and habits

By Kurt Rosentrater and Brianna Burke

Environmental education in teacher education programs: Incorporation and use of professional guidelines

By Rebecca L. Franzen

Conceptions of sustainability within the redesigned K-12 curriculum in British Columbia, Canada: Mapping a disputed terrain

By Gerald Fallon, Robert VanWynsberghe, and Patrick Robertson


Understanding of sustainability amongst students of management– A case of Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, State of Chhattisgarh, India

Pramod Kumar Sharma and Sanjeev Prashar

World university sustainability assessment (WUSA) tool: Investigating sustainability content in mathematics in Universiti Sains Malaysia

By Fairuz Mohd Radzi and Mohd Sayuti Hassan