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Getting sustainable development into the curriculum.

Lavery, Janet. and Burd, Liz. and Hodgson, Brendan. (2006) 'Getting sustainable development into the curriculum.', in 7th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences : 29-31 August 2006, Dublin, Ireland ; proceedings. Newtownabbey, Co Antrim: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Science, pp. 23-28.

Abstract

Industry and government are in agreement that students graduating from higher education need to be more aware of social, ethical, and cultural issues prior to entering the workforce [1, 2]. The UK government is particularly vocal in its belief that undergraduates should graduate with a good understanding of sustainable development issues [2]. Finding a way to include additional and complex content into a heavily timetabled computer science undergraduate degree programme is difficult. Within Durham a Sustainable Development Workshop, that takes the form of a competition between tutorial groups, has been developed as a means to introduce the subject into the curriculum. This paper provides details of, and reflections on, our first attempt at this workshop and outlines our planned changes for next year.

Item Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Employability, Sustainable development, Active learning, Teaching ethics.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (104Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/Events/HEADublin2006_V2/programme.htm
Record Created:08 Dec 2009 13:05
Last Modified:06 Dec 2011 09:32

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