Event Date/Time: Mar 28, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2008
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EDUCOM 4 “Sustainability in Higher Education: Directions for Change” is the fourth international conference in a sequence focussing on engagement, empowerment and most importantly, sustainability. In short, the over-arching theme for all four EDUCOM conferences since the first in 2002, could be expressed as “quality education”. Here we are entirely consistent with UNESCO’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, recognising that world-wide, we are experiencing a fundamental transformation towards knowledge-based and knowledge-dependant communities facilitated by vastly improved information and communication technologies. Higher education for sustainable development “has come to be seen as a process of learning how to make decisions that consider the long-term future of the economy, ecology and equity of all communities” (UNESCO Portal). Capacity development for such futures-oriented thinking is a key task of higher education.

EDUCOM 4 will build on these principles through the energies of the conference delegates; their contributions in conference sessions and their shared ideas in informal sessions.

Conference sub-themes to be covered in concurrent sessions include:

√ Community as a Resource for Sustainability
√ Interdisciplinary Initiatives for Sustainability
√ Innovations in Learning and Teaching for Sustainability
√ Entrepreneurship for Sustainability in Higher Education


Additional Information

Regular fee AUD$800 Early bird fee AUD$750 Five or more people from same institution AUD$650 each International Student Fee AUD$300