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By Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Sandra Caeiro, Fátima Alves

Including issues of sustainability in universities’ actions has lengthy in view that turn into mainstream. even if, there's nonetheless a lot to be performed with reference to the complete integration of sustainability pondering into technological know-how and engineering curricula. one of the difficulties that prevent development during this box, the shortcoming of sound details on the way to really enforce it's fashionable. Created in an effort to tackle this want, this ebook provides a wealth of knowledge on cutting edge techniques, tools and instruments which may be valuable in translating sustainability rules into practice.

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Participants would have the next session released to them once they posted to the discussion forum. 6 Video Assessment Piece We opted to use the innovative assessment medium of video for the certificate. Participants were asked to submit a video of 3 min or less as their final piece of work. This was the only piece of work which was assessed. There were several reasons for the choice of video as medium: • since the certificate was fully online the video medium was in keeping with the participant experience of the certificate • as the certificate was non-credit-bearing we wanted it to provide an interesting experience beyond the participants’ usual work or course of study • it was felt that a short video would provide an innovative addition to participants’ CVs • it was considered that the end videos would provide an unusual and interesting addition to teaching material From session two onwards participants were asked to source videos online as part of the session activities to introduce them to video as a medium of presentation in preparation for their end assessment.

Participants were asked to submit a video of 3 min or less as their final piece of work. This was the only piece of work which was assessed. There were several reasons for the choice of video as medium: • since the certificate was fully online the video medium was in keeping with the participant experience of the certificate • as the certificate was non-credit-bearing we wanted it to provide an interesting experience beyond the participants’ usual work or course of study • it was felt that a short video would provide an innovative addition to participants’ CVs • it was considered that the end videos would provide an unusual and interesting addition to teaching material From session two onwards participants were asked to source videos online as part of the session activities to introduce them to video as a medium of presentation in preparation for their end assessment.

Lean Introduction In December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, emphasizing that education is an indispensable element for achieving sustainable development (DESD-United Nations 2005–2014). Universities play a significant role in promoting the concept of sustainability in different avenues, such as new educational programs, research, cooperation with other entities and the use of demonstration projects. In fact, education for sustainable development has been on the agenda of many engineering faculties since 1990s (Segalas et al.

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