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Integrating social sustainability into the engineering curriculum at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH): A pilot study
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4063-3219
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3973-3466
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2139-7460
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, significant efforts have been made at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm to integrate sustainable development in the university’s Bachelor and Master education. However, a self-evaluation study carried out in 2012 showed that many programme coordinators and teachers at KTH still struggle with how to integrate social sustainability in their programmes. Based on interviews with programme coordinators at four engineering programmes at KTH we analyse what are perceived to be the main challenges associated with integration of social sustainability in the university’s engineering education. The paper reports on data acquired through the interviews, focusing on three questions: (1) How is the concept of social sustainability defined and operationalized in the selected engineering programmes? (2) How is social sustainability taught in the selected engineering programmes (learning objectives, teaching methods, pedagogical strategies/tools)? (3) What resources (training efforts, material/tools, etc.) are (according to the informants) required in order to support teachers and programming coordinators in their professional roles as (social) sustainability educators?

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136385DiVA: diva2:675942
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EESD 2013 Engineering Education for Sustainable Development; Cambridge, U.K., 22-25 September, 2013
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QC 20140219

Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2014-02-19Bibliographically approved

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