The role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in educating future leaders with social impact contributing to the sustainable development goals

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Tomasella, B., Anne Wylie and Devi Gill 2022. The role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in educating future leaders with social impact contributing to the sustainable development goals. Social Enterprise Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/sej-03-2022-0027
AuthorsTomasella, B., Anne Wylie and Devi Gill
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to understand how higher education institutions (HEIs) educate future leaders with social impact contributing to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). HEIs have an interest in developing leaders with social impact, but there is a lack of knowledge on the best teaching and learning strategies to engage students with social action aimed at the SDGs. This paper fills this gap by addressing the question of how HEIs can shape the sustainability mindsets of future leaders with social impact contributing to the SDGs. This research used a mixed method research design, including a quantitative survey and qualitative semi-structured interviews of UK students involved in HEIs experiential learning programmes, focused on social impact and entrepreneurial action, developed in partnership with the organisation Enactus. This research highlighted the importance of experiential learning, as it develops the knowledge, values and competency underpinning the sustainability mindset of future leaders contributing to the SDGs, in particular their emotional intelligence.
This research shows that HEIs can educate future leaders with social impact contributing to the SDGs, through real-world experiential learning that develops their sustainability mindset; in terms of aligning the curriculum to the SDGs, more focus on the systems perspective of the sustainability mindset framework is needed.

Keywordshigher education institutions; sustainability ; sustainability mindset
Year2022
JournalSocial Enterprise Journal
PublisherEmerald
ISSN1750-8614
1750-8614
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/sej-03-2022-0027
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/sej-03-2022-0027
Output statusPublished
Publication dates15 Nov 2022
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Accepted2022
Deposited16 Nov 2022
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