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posted on 23.03.2017, 15:46 by Derek Jeffrey Raine, Sarah Gretton, Duncan Greenhill
Purpose: This paper aims to report on a project to adapt existing material from some modules on sustainability delivered face-to-face by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science to create a non-credit bearing course in sustainability delivered on-line and available to all students at the University. A total of 250 staff and students signed up for the course, 104 completed at least one multiple choice test and 49 completed the essay assignment for the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) recognition. Feedback from students completing the evaluation questionnaire was overwhelmingly positive. The authors reflect on lessons learnt in preparing and delivering the course and the impact on university strategy. Design/methodology/approach: The course was piloted in the 2014-2015 academic year. Findings: A total of 250 staff and students signed up for the course; 104 completed at least one multiple choice test and 49 completed the essay assignment for HEAR recognition. Feedback from students completing the evaluation questionnaire was overwhelmingly positive. Originality/value: The paper presents a case study of a bottom-up approach to the introduction of sustainability literacy modules on an institution-wide scale that has influenced changes at senior management level.

Funding

The project was supported in part by grants from the University of Leicester Teaching Enhancement Fund and from the HEA Biological Sciences Subject Centre.

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Citation

On the Horizon, 2017, 25 (1), pp. 24-32

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/MBSP Non-Medical Departments/Department of Genetics

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

On the Horizon

Publisher

Emerald

issn

1074-8121

eissn

2054-1708

Copyright date

2017

Available date

28/09/2017

Publisher version

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/OTH-04-2016-0015

Language

en

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