Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Transferring Knowledge for Sustainable Development

  • André José de ToledoEmail author
  • Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
  • Micheli Kowalczuk Machado
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_34

Definition

Transfer of knowledge to sustainable development involves a complex, critical, and reflexive approach to environmental issues, collaborating so that individuals can really understand the interaction of social, economic, and environmental aspects inherent to a more sustainable society conception. This process must occur in the most diverse learning spaces, such as higher education institutions, which are essential, among other factors, for research development, knowledge dissemination, and professionals and citizens’ training committed to social change toward sustainability.

Introduction

According to Duvoisin (2002), as humans ceased to worry about nature as their place of residence and came to see it as a profitable resource supplier, they began the socio-environmental problems and the destruction of the planet. For Motta et al. (2011), increase in the consumption of planet’s natural resources presents, as a consequence, degradation and environmental pollution. According to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André José de Toledo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Estevão Brasil Ruas Vernalha
    • 1
  • Micheli Kowalczuk Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.Núcleo de Estudos em Sustentabilidade e Cultura – NESC/CEPECentro Universitário UNIFAATAtibaiaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Brandli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil