Exploring the relationship between sustainability and university curricula: a small-scale study

Baughan, P. (2013). Exploring the relationship between sustainability and university curricula: a small-scale study. Learning at City Journal, 3(1), pp. 54-64.

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Abstract

This paper explores the concept of sustainability and whether there is a case for sustainability issues to be incorporated into university curricula, within the context of a single university. After discussing selected literature on sustainability, the main body of the work reports on a small-scale study undertaken at City University London by the author. Four members of staff were interviewed and invited to give their views on what sustainability is and whether it should be incorporated into curricula. The results were diverse both in what they suggest about understandings of sustainability and the relevance it has to curricula. A number of closing comments are offered, and it is concluded that a more consistent perspective on what sustainability is and is for would be a useful starting point, before major areas such as curriculum change can realistically be pursued.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Learning Development Centre > Learning at City Journal
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2625

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