Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Didactic Re-orientation and Sustainable Development

  • Violeta Orlovic LovrenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_209


Didactic reorientation

The process of transforming teaching strategies and practice toward integration of sustainability in higher education and learning.

Teaching strategy

Used here interchangeably with “teaching approach,” referring to the carefully planned, systematic design of the teaching process by selecting the content and diversity of methods and techniques which will meet learners’ needs as well as desired outcomes. While the strategy generally reflects teachers’ personal philosophy and beliefs (Zinn 2004), their perspectives on teaching (Pratt et al. 2016), their preference of theoretical concepts underpinning learning and teaching, as well as their teaching styles and experience, in this context it would in addition, rely on their understanding of philosophy and principles of sustainability and the ways it should be integrated into higher education.

Didactic reorientation

One of the important aspects of reorientation of education, which is a wider process of...

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Web Sites

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium