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Transition towards sustainability in Hull University Business School: A study of curricular sustainability in the teaching processes

Murga-Menoyo, M. Ángeles; Correia, Fernando; Espinosa, Ángela

Authors

M. Ángeles Murga-Menoyo

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Dr Fernando Correia F.Correia@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer of Sustainable Business Management/ Director of Undergraduate Programmes at Hull University Business School

Ángela Espinosa



Contributors

Walter Leal Filho
Editor

Abstract

The transition to sustainable development has become a strategic line of action that increasingly finds links to the quality of higher education (HE). A growing number of HE accreditation agencies include sustainability as a criterion for their standards and assessments, with a consideration of the degree of “curricular sustainability” of programmes, i.e. the extent to which contents, principles and values of sustainable development are present in HE formative processes. These aspects are directly related to the teaching practice of lecturers, and constitute the focus of this work. This research is currently being conducted at Hull University Business School (HUBS) with the aim of understanding the degree of coherence between the teaching practice of lecturers and the principles and values of sustainable development. It aims to evaluate such teaching practice from lecturers’ own perceptions in order to identify shortcomings and provide HUBS with information that can support future improvement. It is an empirical descriptive study whose variables are established from the quality standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and taking into account the recommendations of the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to implement education for sustainable development at higher education level. The results support the need to promote the role of lecturers as “change agents” for sustainability and show that there is a group of lecturers who could be motivated to build learning networks for curricular sustainability.

Citation

Murga-Menoyo, M. Á., Correia, F., & Espinosa, Á. (2018). Transition towards sustainability in Hull University Business School: A study of curricular sustainability in the teaching processes. In W. Leal Filho (Ed.), Handbook of sustainability science and research (783-802). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_48

Online Publication Date Oct 4, 2017
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date May 15, 2019
Journal World Sustainability Series; Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research
Print ISSN 2199-7373
Electronic ISSN 2199-7381
Pages 783-802
Series Title World sustainability series
Book Title Handbook of sustainability science and research
ISBN 9783319630069; 9783319630076
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_48
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1788023
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-63007-6_48