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Call For Abstracts - Higher Education for Sustainability: Transforming teaching and learning in the Asia-Pacific Region

Call for papers for: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

Call for Abstracts

Higher Education for Sustainability: Transforming teaching and learning in the Asia-Pacific Region

A special issue of

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

Guest editors: 

Prof Jing Liu, Tohoku University
Prof Yuto Kitamura, The University of Tokyo
Prof Tamara Savelyeva, The Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development

About the Journal

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) is the world´s leading journal specifically addressing sustainability issues in a higher education context. Now in Volume 21, IJSHE is fully indexed and has the impact factor (2018) 2.377, which attests its influential role in the academic community.  Further details on IJSHE can be seen at:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=IJSHE 

Call for Abstracts

Higher Education for Sustainability (HES) has been gaining increased attention since a full adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Higher education institutions in the Asia-Pacific region show their commitment to and active engagement in the SDGs by occupying over one third of the top positions in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020.

Although a vast amount of research in the Asia-Pacific region covers the topic of higher education, studies unveiling transformation of HES remain disperse and scarce. How have Asia-Pacific higher education institutions responded to challenges outlined in the SDGs? In what ways do Asia-Pacific universities transform their structures and practices of teaching and learning? How have higher education institutions addressed demands for sustainability under social, economic, cultural, and environmental pressures?

The aims of this special issue are to:

  • Showcase Asia- Pacific universities’ commitments to and engagements in promoting the SDGs through transformation of teaching and learning.
  • Discuss barriers and provide solutions that foster transformation of teaching and learning in Higher Education for Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. 
  • Investigate innovative and contextualized approaches to transforming sustainability-related teaching and learning in higher education institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Provide evidence-based references to innovative teaching and learning models of Higher Education for Sustainability in the era of post COVID-19.

Consistent with these aims, contributions are invited on a range of empirical and conceptual topics, with priority given to papers expanding previous discussion on teaching and learning for sustainability while addressing engagement and innovation for transforming teaching and learning for sustainability in the Asia-Pacific higher education. Papers employing innovative and under-used methodological approaches or theoretical frameworks are especially welcomed as well as elaborated case studies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Deadline and Submission Details

The submission deadline for all abstracts is 31st August 2020. Please send your expressions of interest, initially consisting of a 500 words abstract with the full contact details of the authors to the guest editors on or before this date.  

The submission deadline for all papers is April 2021

To submit your research, please visit the Scholar One manuscript portal
 
To view the author guidelines for this journal, please visit the journal's page.  

Contact the Guest Editor:

Prof Jing Liu
Tohoku University
[email protected]

Prof Yuto Kitamura
The University of Tokyo
[email protected] 

Prof Tamara Savelyeva
The Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development
[email protected]