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A Master’s course in sustainable development advocacy: integrating the Brundtland, Stern and Leitch agendas

Roberts, Jane (2011). A Master’s course in sustainable development advocacy: integrating the Brundtland, Stern and Leitch agendas. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE), 5 pp. 159–162.

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Abstract

The MA Professional Practice (Sustainable Development Advocacy) is delivered in partnership by the University of Worcester and the Bulmer Foundation between 2003 and 2009. The programme integrates work-based learning with education for sustainable development. Its student projects have catalysed real change within many local businesses and communities. The network of graduates is working to create new paths towards sustainability within organisations and communities, locally and globally. In this way the programme exemplifies the Brundtland principles of sustainable development; the call by Lord Stern for urgent action to re-orientate the economy towards greater environmental sustainability; and the recommendation of the Leitch Review that skills development should be led by the needs of employers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 University of Gloucestershire
ISSN: 1742-240X
Extra Information: PLEASE NOTE:
"The article states that the course did not run in 2009/10, which is incorrect. The course did in fact run, with no intake of new students, while it was modernised and re-validated. The course has continued to run successfully, with a new cohort of students in 2010-11 and again for the coming academic year, 2011-12. I am requesting that this correction to te article should be published." (comment from the Programme leader for the course discussed in the article).
If a corrected version should become available the record will be updated.
Keywords: education for sustainable development; Masters programme; work-based learning; experiential learning
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
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Item ID: 29197
Depositing User: Jane Roberts
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2011 13:08
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2013 22:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29197
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