Learning to Embed Sustainability in Teacher Education

  • Jo-Anne Ferreira
  • Neus (Snowy) Evans
  • Julie M. Davis
  • Robert (Bob) Stevenson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jo-Anne Ferreira, Julie M. Davis
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jo-Anne Ferreira
    Pages 23-30
  4. Julie M. Davis, Juliet Davis
    Pages 31-46
  5. Jo-Anne Ferreira
    Pages 47-60
  6. Jo-Anne Ferreira, Julie M. Davis, Neus (Snowy) Evans, Robert (Bob) Stevenson
    Pages 61-65
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 67-68

About this book


This book offers an accessible guide to understanding the importance of a systems approach to embedding sustainability into teacher education practice, providing a practical resource for teacher education academics and others with an interest in organisational change. It draws principally on the findings of a 12-year research project in Australia, working directly with academics and their teacher education institutions to ensure that sustainability and education for sustainability are embedded in teacher education courses. Illustrating the need for change in teacher education in the context of education for sustainability, the book discusses the theory underpinning and practical application of a system-based change model. It also offers examples of how the model has been used in practice and shows education academics how to implement change within their own organizations and use the ideas and tools presented to advance sustainability in their discipline areas.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jo-Anne Ferreira
    • 1
  • Neus (Snowy) Evans
    • 2
  • Julie M. Davis
    • 3
  • Robert (Bob) Stevenson
    • 4
  1. 1.Southern Cross UniversityBilingaAustralia
  2. 2.James Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia
  3. 3.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  4. 4.James Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9535-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9536-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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