Sustainability Factors to Consider – what do we know now?
The SEEI team is currently reviewing models of sustainability in the literature, and combining this with information gathered from our interviews across different organisations. These sources describe important factors to consider, ideally from the pre-implementation phase, and provide evidence for their relative importance.
We present here a summary of emergent Sustainability Factors from this work in progress. This will develop further into an evidence based, updated model during the project. In turn, this will inform updated measures and surveys for organisations to use to plan and map their progress.
Download the Sustainability Factors (DOCX 23KB)
This is a working paper under continuous development that presents summaries of the literature on sustainability. It will evolve from an alphabetically based summary of each paper reviewed into a final document that organises these summaries according to our emerging model of sustainability factors. This will allows users to select areas of relevance to their own setting and choose to either read summaries or find more detailed information.
This annotated bibliography has been prepared by the Sustainability of Effective Educational Initiatives Research Project team located at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, DP170100237.
Download the Annotated bibliography (PDF 910KB) - last updated 10 May 2019
Measurement tools for sustainability
In the document below, you will find links to four measures of sustainability.
As this project progresses, we are building a resource that will not only list currently available survey tools but also categorise them according to
- Setting (e.g., healthcare, schools, general)
- Type (e.g., readiness assessment, planning guide, measurement of outcomes)
- Validation of measure (does it measure what it aims to?)
- Evidence gathered via this measure (which factors have been shown to be important for sustainability?).
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