Education for Sustainability of Construction Project Management Curricula in Greece - The Case of Democritus University of Thrace
International Journal of Sustainable Development Research
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 26-31
Received: Sep. 7, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 18, 2016; Published: Dec. 20, 2016
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Odysseas Manoliadis, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Vas Sofias, Xanthi, Greece
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Abstract
One of the main issues involved is changing people’s attitudes, values, and behaviour and consumption patterns. University education in Greece aims to educate engineers so that besides acquiring theoretical knowledge they also learn to show competences and are motivated to act accordingly. Educating for sustainable development also entails the development of critical capacities and the necessary skills to be able to identify and formulate problems. This paper outlines the way in which an approach to teaching sustainability has been embodied in the Civil Engineering Department Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. More specifically, it describes the course Construction Project Management to develop comprehensive case studies and support material through role playing in order to aid students in understanding the sustainability concepts and how solutions can be developed.
Keywords
Sustainable Education, Role Playing, Competence Based Study
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Odysseas Manoliadis, Education for Sustainability of Construction Project Management Curricula in Greece - The Case of Democritus University of Thrace, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2016, pp. 26-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20160206.11
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