[CANCELLED] Education for Sustainable Development: The Role of Quintuple Helix Model of Innovation in Higher Education Institutions in Ghana (72893)

Session Information: Art, Design & Development in Education
Session Chair: Peter Toth

Thursday, 21 September 2023 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Gracia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

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In order to face the complexities of the contemporary world, lifelong learning, and in particular higher education, must contribute towards the acquisition of sustainability competencies. Over the past 15 years, the importance of developing such aptitudes from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has increased. As a result of the development and implementation of laws and public policy initiatives deemed necessary to protect the environment and advance socioeconomic development, Ghana is progressing along the path of sustainable development (SD). This paper identifies, based on a review of the pertinent literature, how HEIs in Ghana can encourage SD using the Quintuple Helix Model of Innovation. Within the context of the Quintuple Helix Innovation Model, the natural environments of society and the economy are seen as drivers for production and innovation, therefore defining opportunities for the knowledge economy. The study identified crucial points of action that, via the interaction of numerous actors, can promote value creation, knowledge convergence, and system interaction, thereby accelerating the sustainable development agenda through education. The analysis of practices and scientific literature on ESD demonstrates that emphasis should be given to the synergies of education, research, and training. This paper, therefore, highlights the need for a stronger role of HEIs to promote sustainable development paths, expand and disseminate knowledge, build capacity through training, and work with state actors and regulatory bodies to increase their intended impacts.

Michael Hammond, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
Jacob Tawiah, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
Clement Ayitey, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
Kate Hammon, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
Issaka Yakubu, University of Mines and Technology, Ghana

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Michael Fynn Hammond is a School Administrator at University of Mines and Technology in Ghana

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00