Under globalization and emerging issues in different parts of the world, interdisciplinary approaches for teaching and learning in higher education are needed. This also presents potential challenges to the academia from program design, development to delivery and management, to delivering learning outcomes that prepare woman learners to realise their potentials with interdisciplinary knowledge and exposure to enter IT-related markets in different service industries, for wedding planning and tourism industry with AI and data analysis for transformation.
Through searching literature related to sustainable development in higher education (2010-2015) with Asian context via N’vivo, some critical factors have been identified for a model of sustainable development (MSD). These factors include:
“Hence, a new strategy is needed for people sustainability and a better world”
Inputs of continuous institutional inspirations on sustainability (1,637 references); -Processes of integrated sustainable projects (1,699 references), sustainable issues (1,580 references), campus experience on sustainability (1388 references), competent staff implementing sustainability (1, 314 references), a framework of sustainable development (1,222 references), integrated pedagogy (1,100 references); and – Outputs of breadth of institutional outcomes on sustainable development (3,289 references)
It is recommended to:
1) Educate the potential of learners and training service providers with a mindset of future and awareness of uncertainty with contexts and cultural understanding (UNSDG#4 Transferable Skills and #8 Economic Impacts);
2) Pre-design relevant and forward-looking training, services with industry exposure and future job characteristics to match identified attributes of potential learners and training service providers (UNSDG#4 Transferable Skills and #8 Economic Impacts); and
3) Apply UNSDGs and design thinking with service / product process audit techniques (UNSDG#9 Innovations) for helping new service industries for people re-design, job re-design and organizational cultural re-disgn for people sustainability.