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Strengthening MSc programmes by embedding sustainability in a shared core module

Strengthening MSc programmes by embedding sustainability in a shared core module

Quan, Lianfeng (2024) Strengthening MSc programmes by embedding sustainability in a shared core module. SEDA. (In Press)

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Integrating sustainability into university education is vital for preparing students to address global challenges, enhance their competitiveness and employability, and promote ethical decision-making. By integrating sustainability across disciplines, universities play a pivotal role in shaping a more sustainable future. In this blog, we illustrate how sustainability elements are incorporated into a core MSc finance module, Principles of Finance, shared among several MSc programmes in the School of Accounting, Finance, and Economics at the University of Greenwich. Shared modules enable students from various academic disciplines to study a common subject together. According to Lyall et al. (2015), successfully embedding interdisciplinary learning and teaching into a shared curriculum is driven by university strategy. By prioritizing shared curricula as a strategic goal, universities seek to cultivate a learning environment that prepares students with the interdisciplinary skills and perspectives necessary for addressing complex real-world challenges. Similarly, Bovill and Woolmer (2019) believe that shared modules offer a practical avenue for enacting university strategies concerning curriculum development, student engagement, and interdisciplinary learning. According to University of Greenwich Strategy 2030, sustainability is a crucial strategy. Therefore, the integration of sustainability content into this shared module facilitates the implementation of university strategies across these programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; university education; shared curriculum; interdisciplinary learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 15:17

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