INTEGRATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INTO HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Mustika Nuramalia Handayani

Abstract


Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been promoted by UNESCO to create a  sustainable society in the context of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the global agenda 2030. Higher education plays an important role in formation and  development of human resources, producing students with sustainability awareness, who understand  interrelationship between environment, economy and social. Constant functions of university as a higher education institution remain fovused on missions: teaching, research, and  community service. University students with such a sustainability awareness are agents of change, who are expected to support the SDGs achievement. Therefore, ESD needs to be integrated into higher education programs to increase knowledge, influence attitudes
and behavior of students towards sustainable development and environment. Integration of ESD concepts and principles into higher education curriculum is an important important endeavour. This artcle addresses matters around the issue and trend of the development of higher education curricula in various countries with various options and approaches to its implementation.

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curriculum; integration; higher education; sustainable development

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