Teaching and Learning Sustainable Consumption: A Guidebook

Daniel Fischer (Editor), Marlyne Sahakian (Editor), Jordan King (Editor), Jen Dyer (Editor), Gill Seyfang (Editor)

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This book is a comprehensive guide on how to teach sustainable consumption in higher education. Teaching and Learning Sustainable Consumption: A Guidebook systematizes the themes, objectives, and theories that characterize sustainable consumption as an educational field.

The first part of the book discusses approaches to teaching and learning sustainable consumption in higher education, including reflections on how learning occurs, to more practical considerations like how to set objectives or assess learning outcomes. The second part of the book is a dive into inspiring examples of what this looks like in a range of contexts and towards different aims – involving 57 diverse contributions by teachers and practitioners. Building on the momentum of a steady increase in courses addressing sustainable consumption over the past decade, this guidebook supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning, while also bringing to the fore conceptual debates around higher education and sustainability.

Overall, this book will be a seminal resource for educators teaching about sustainability and consumption. It will help them to navigate the specifics of sustainable consumption as a field of scholarship, and design their teaching approaches in a more informed, competent, and creative way.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge, London
Number of pages396
ISBN (Electronic)9781003018537
ISBN (Print)9780367893231, 9780367893224
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption


  • Sustainable consumption
  • Higher Education
  • teaching and learning

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