Sustainability in education: Is distance learning an answer?

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Bourke, J.
Simpson, O.
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2009
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Distance learning , Sustainability , Tertiary education , Curriculum
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The concept of sustainability is gaining acceptance in society and in business, but as this awareness has grown with available information, there are still some issues to address. One of these is gaining agreement on the effective responses to maintaining business today while also minimising the impact on the future. Providing ways of understanding the conceptual nature of sustainability may be where tertiary educational providers and researchers can make the greatest contribution to sustainability. This could come through embedding the concepts in educational programmes, undertaking research into the broad areas of sustainability, and contributing to wider adoption of sustainability within professional organisations.
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Bourke, J., & Simpson, O. (2009). Sustainability in education: Is distance learning an answer? (Working Papers No. 09-2). Lower Hutt, New Zealand: The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.
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