Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Research-Based Teaching Methods for Sustainable Development

  • Alexandra ErshovaEmail author
  • Tatiana Eremina
  • Mikhail Shilin
  • Olga Khaimina
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_412



Negative anthropogenic changes in marine and land ecosystems, with the background of climate change, could result in serious consequences for future generations. Only professionals who understand the relationship between theoretical and practical multidisciplinary problems of environmental and social change will have required competencies of managing these problems in a most sustainable manner.

Universities, as educational institutes, are future key decision-makers in the establishment of successful future strategies of sustainable development. Originating from the basic ideas of conserving resources and generational fairness, the term sustainability has since further developed into a guiding principle for thinking and acting in a way that is suited to the sustainable future. This guiding principle is based on the understanding of the strong systematic and global network of human life and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Ershova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatiana Eremina
    • 1
  • Mikhail Shilin
    • 1
  • Olga Khaimina
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian State Hydrometeorological UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Molderez
    • 1
  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium