Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Reflective Practice for Sustainable Development

  • Tony WallEmail author
  • Denise Meakin
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_362



Reflective practices is a form of learning through experience which can be transactional (e.g., making sense of an experience), transformative (e.g., challenging thinking or wider influential structures), or transcendental (engaging with a higher plane of experience related to life purpose). Reflective practice for sustainable development explicitly target such issues either in the process or outcome of related practices.


The efficacy of developing institutional approaches for, and curriculum content about, sustainable development has been criticized as insufficient to change behavior in practice...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research GroupUniversity of ChesterChesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Work Related StudiesUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Judy Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Architecture and Design,Program Manager, Master of Disaster Design and DevelopmentRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia