Higher Education for Sustainability: Seeking Intellectual Independence in Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardcover)
Part 1.- Chapter 1 About Higher Education for Sustainable Development and for Sustainability in New Zealand, and Elsewhere.- Chapter 2 Campus Sustainability.- Chapter 3 University Teacher as Critic and Conscience of Society.- Chapter 4 Environmental Education in New Zealand.- Chapter 5 Roles and Responsibilities for Higher Education in New Zealand, and Elsewhere.- Chapter 6 Global Perspectives and Competitive Individualism.- Part 2.- Chapter 7 What Guides Our Beliefs and Actions?.- Chapter 8 On Deep, Critical and Independent Thinking and Why It Is So Challenging for Higher Education to Teach These Things.- Part 3.- Chapter 9 Community Engagement and Higher Education's Third Mission.- Chapter 10 Empowering Students in Higher Education.- Chapter 11 On Assessment and Evaluation, and Researching the Practices of Higher Education.- A Final Conversation with a Critical Friend.
Kerry Shephard is Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Otago's Higher Education Development Centre. Kerry researches and teaches policy and practice in higher education with particular interests in sustainability, global citizenship and integrity. Kerry's work has a particular focus on learning and teaching involving values, attitudes, dispositions and behaviours and argues that for higher education to make a serious contribution to sustainability we need to be interested not only in the knowledge and skills that we teach but also in what people choose to do with the knowledge and skill that they learn. Kerry's work at Otago as educational researcher and academic developer is substantially informed by a previous academic career teaching and researching biology.