Designing an Innovative Pedagogy for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

1st Edition

Vasiliki Brinia, J. Paulo Davim

CRC Press
April 15, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367182250 - CAT# K416348
Series: Higher Education and Sustainability

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This book develops a "green pedagogy" and a mindset in Higher Education by using approaches based on innovative design thinking, arts-based practices, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship for sustainable development. New pedagogical methods and educational solutions are developed throughout the book to offer pedagogical support both to students and university/college level instructors.

The book leads students through an artful and experimental way of thinking and in doing so, will be much more creative and innovative and more responsible by allowing them to take ownership of the creation process.

An educational toolkit including human-centric design methods, digital tools, creative and arts-based practices, innovation-related skills and nascent and social entrepreneurship competencies is provided for higher education instructors. This method-kit will help instructors to support students in the process of creating new knowledge for addressing real-world problems and to enhance their societal involvement, foster entrepreneurial spirit, and reach opportunities for a sustainable future.


  • Discusses arts-based education and entrepreneurship-based skills
  • Presents digital transformation and innovation-related skills for sustainable development
  • Proposes an experimental culture of thinking and doing
  • Provides agile and collaborative development methodology
  • Leads students to be much more creative and innovative
  • Offers a method-kit for instructors to respond to 21st century requirements in the field of higher education