Call for Submissions for Sustainability Journal Special Issue: SDGs and Undergraduate Learning: A Partnership Approach to Solving Real-World Problems

Guest Editors:
Dr. Rekha Koul
School of Education, Faculty of
Humanities, Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, WA,

Dr. Rachel Sheffield
School of Education, Faculty of
Humanities, Curtin University,
Kent Street, Bentley, WA,

Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science, University of
Ontario Institute of Technology,
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, Canada

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 April 2024

More information, including submission details, can be found here:

Message from the Guest Editors:
Dear Colleagues,
International student experiences, such as the Curtin Academy SDG New Colombo Plan (CA SDG NCP), are considered opportunities for students to travel overseas and explore new cultures whilst progressing their university degrees. The result was a series of solution-focused reports that could, with funding, be implemented, and the development of students as partners (SaP) community to facilitate this further research.

This Special Issue discusses the use of design thinking pedagogy in an international student experience program to support student teams in developing real-world solutions to local problems. The lead paper discusses the challenges faced by students in developing implementable solutions and the role of partnership in overcoming these challenges using realistic evaluation design, and concludes with a discussion of the implications of this research for future international student experiences programs. The remaining papers, authored by undergraduate students and their partners, explore a vast array of issues through design thinking pedagogy to solve issues.

Message from the Editor-in-Chief
I encourage you to contribute a research or comprehensive review article for consideration for publication in Sustainability, an international Open Access journal which provides an advanced forum for research findings in areas related to sustainability and sustainable development. Sustainability publishes original research articles, review articles and communications. I am confident you will find the journal contributes to enhancing understanding of sustainability and fostering initiatives and applications of sustainability-based measures and activities.

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