Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Deep Learning on Sustainable Development

  • Jessica Ostrow MichelEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_207


Deep learning on sustainable development is the convergence of deep learning and deep ecology. In other words, deep learning on sustainable development consists of deep learning teaching practices surrounding subject matter that falls within the realm of deep ecology principles. The whole concept of deep learning on sustainable development challenges students to ask philosophically deep questions to penetrate the core of their most fundamental beliefs, to play with these ideas, and to make new space for learning about sustainability. In turn, this deep questioning process has educational implications for increasing sustainable knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.


Higher education institutions (HEIs) have a moral responsibility to help our world address present sustainability-related needs without impeding the ability of future generations to achieve their goals and lead full lives (Baker-Shelley 2016; Chase et al. 2012; Fadeeva and Mochizuki 2010). Worldwide,...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher and Postsecondary Education Program, Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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  • Ingrid Molderez
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  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium