Education and Awareness Creation on Sustainability Practices, the Role of Teachers in Business Schools


Authors : Frank Boateng Agyei

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3TmGbDi

Scribd : https://tinyurl.com/fhaw4nuy

DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8188610

Abstract : The aim of the research paper is to understand the role of teachers in business schools in enforcing sustainability practices in their respective schools with concentration on curriculum design, teaching in the classrooms and providing support and encouragement to their students to actively make sustainability a part in their day-to-day activities since they will graduate from schools to join societies. There are a lot of campaigns and advocacy by the international community and governments like the USA, UK, and the EU with respect to sustainability and its practices, the problem is whether, these advocacies could translate into equal levels of acceptance by the faculty members and reflect in student’s enrollment, addressing this dilemma could help solve sustainability challenges in societies and industries as well. The researcher seeks to make clarity on the need for proper collaboration on curriculum designs, and full commitment by faculty members in business schools on sustainability. In lieu of this, clear suggestions and recommendations are presented at the conclusion part based on a case study analysis of Australian universities. The stakes of sustainability in UK universities were also taken into consideration in a report by the People and Planet Universities League. It is therefore recommended that; all stakeholders should accept, collaborate, and encourage students to enroll in studying programs relating to sustainability and its practices in building a better society for the benefit of the majority and save our planet.

Keywords : Sustainability Practices, Sustainable Development Goals, Curriculum Design, Student Enrolment.

The aim of the research paper is to understand the role of teachers in business schools in enforcing sustainability practices in their respective schools with concentration on curriculum design, teaching in the classrooms and providing support and encouragement to their students to actively make sustainability a part in their day-to-day activities since they will graduate from schools to join societies. There are a lot of campaigns and advocacy by the international community and governments like the USA, UK, and the EU with respect to sustainability and its practices, the problem is whether, these advocacies could translate into equal levels of acceptance by the faculty members and reflect in student’s enrollment, addressing this dilemma could help solve sustainability challenges in societies and industries as well. The researcher seeks to make clarity on the need for proper collaboration on curriculum designs, and full commitment by faculty members in business schools on sustainability. In lieu of this, clear suggestions and recommendations are presented at the conclusion part based on a case study analysis of Australian universities. The stakes of sustainability in UK universities were also taken into consideration in a report by the People and Planet Universities League. It is therefore recommended that; all stakeholders should accept, collaborate, and encourage students to enroll in studying programs relating to sustainability and its practices in building a better society for the benefit of the majority and save our planet.

Keywords : Sustainability Practices, Sustainable Development Goals, Curriculum Design, Student Enrolment.

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