Developing ‘sustainability literate’ students: challenges and opportunities for student engagement.

Gyuzel Gadelshina, Shrinivas Kole

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The overarching aim of this research is to look at opportunities and challenges related to embedding elements of sustainability into the level 4 “Global Business Environment” module by introducing the innovative teaching approach such as Model United Nations. Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and address real world issues (e.g. poverty, youth unemployment, etc.) by participating in the classroom discussion on behalf of their assigned countries. In particular, this research explores the UG students’ perspective on their engagement with sustainability-related topics and development of their interpersonal skills during Model United Nations discussions.
A wide range of data including student focus groups, questionnaires, student feedback along with reflective learning statements have been analysed in the framework of this research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017
EventThree Rivers Conference - Sunderland
Duration: 27 Mar 2015 → …


ConferenceThree Rivers Conference
Period27/03/15 → …


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