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.
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 . 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.
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|Keywords:||Employability, Sustainable development, Active learning, Teaching ethics.|
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