International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part E (2016)
A critical review on paradigms of sustainable development in higher education: An international perspective
Dr. Meeta Mandaviya and Dr. Ved Vyas Dwivedi
The paper aims to study various paradigms of sustainable development which are playing an immense role as a driving forces for creating sustainable development in higher education. The need for sustainable development entails for existing and coming cohorts to be better understood so as to contribute to make the transition to ‘sustainable concords’. The purpose of this paper is to study an international perspective of various paradigms of sustainable development for higher education.
Research Methodology: This study identified the range of worldviews expressed on declarations, charters, and conglomerates established for Higher Education Institutes. The analysis was done on considering the four major paradigms. 1) Curriculum development 2) competency development 3) Multi-stakeholders’ perspective & 4) Quality assurance in higher education. The authors conducted an extensive review on literature on international perspective for higher education over the last 30 years, based on the combination of the keyword higher education for sustainable development with international perspective.
Findings: The findings suggested the role of multi stakeholders was a leading factor for implementing sustainable development. It is strongly influencing a process of change in mindsets, practices and curricula to unified sustainability in academics. Several authors have identified the need for a Quality assurance, enhancement of teaching and learning pedagogy for higher education to develop criteria of potency, advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration of individual. Studies suggested that there is a high requirement of development of strategic leadership for higher education programs.
Originality/value: The paper underlines the crucial role of higher education for sustainable development. It is duty of all Universities, professionals and students need to take greater responsibility.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Meeta Mandaviya, Dr. Ved Vyas Dwivedi. A critical review on paradigms of sustainable development in higher education: An international perspective. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):312-320.