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Conference 27th April 2011

10.00am-3.15pm  Dalhousie Building Lecture Theatre 2  - More Here
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Our Approach

The Education for Sustainable Development in the Professional Curriculum project explores the ways in which interdisciplinary awareness of sustainable issues is encouraged or prevented by professional requirements and is, or might be provided within professionally accredited curricula.

This project utilises the wide range of professionally accredited undergraduate degrees within the University of Dundee to explore the ways in which interdisciplinary awareness of sustainability issues is encouraged or prevented by professional requirements and is, or might be, provided within professionally accredited curricula.

What We Do

Interdisciplinary is central to a proper understanding of sustainable development but poses particular challenges in the context of professionally accredited degrees. At the same time the potential to develop sustainability literacy within professional modules may be too little recognised or exploited.


This project engages with academic staff and their professional networks across a range of disciplines to establish current practice in introducing sustainable issues to examine the potential for enhancement.  An internal symposium  on the project was held at the University on 28th January 2011 and a podcast is available from the student presenter at the Symposium, Euan McTurk.

Our Goals

Provide coverage of sustainability issues, whether as separate modules, distinct topics or embedded within "core" teaching.


The project will collate the formal criteria for professional accreditation across the wide range of affected disciplines at Dundee and examine the place of sustainability issues in recent accreditation exercises.

Future

A one-day Higher Education Academy sponsored conference will be held on 27th April 2011 in Dundee to report on the findings of the Education for Sustainable Development in the Professional Curriculum project. This will enable wider discussion of the issues raised.

By working across disciplines but within the one institution we can guarantee access to comparable documentation as required by the institutional framework for programme and module approval and specification and for external accreditation. The accreditation standards examined are of nationwide application and lessons drawn will be relevant elsewhere.

  • Our Approach

    Explore ways in which sustainable issues might be provided within professionally accredited curricula.

  • What We Do

    Establish current practice in introducing sustainable issues to examine the potential for enhancement.

  • Our Goals

    Increasing Graduate employability through teaching of Sustainability.

  • Future

    Higher Education Authority sponsored conference to be held on 27th April 2011 in Dundee.

News and Events

Final 'ESD in the Professional Curriculum' report now available on the HEA Website

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Courses

The University of Dundee provides a wide range of professionally accredited undergraduate degrees. Find out about our courses. »

Research: CECHR

CECHR is an internationally recognised centre addressing societal responses to environmental change and promoting sustainability. Read about our sustainability research »

Staff

Sustainability internal network brings together teachers and students from across the institution to exchange ideas and experience. Staff and students get involved »

Energy & Environment

The Energy and Environment Office within Estates looks to provide a unified service for the University community by helping students and staff become more energy and environmentally aware. Find out more about Energy and the Environment »

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