Sustainability in practice: a case report of an interdisciplinary online student conference

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Rawson, R., Kotera, Y., Okere, U. and Fry, T. 2024. Sustainability in practice: a case report of an interdisciplinary online student conference. Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Success. pp. 1-9.
AuthorsRawson, R., Kotera, Y., Okere, U. and Fry, T.
Abstract

Sustainable development is interdisciplinary and applicable to all Higher Education subject areas. However, in some curricula its importance is overlooked which presents a barrier to the achievement of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To address this, we organised a
‘Sustainability in Practice’ online conference that invited students to discuss ‘Sustainability, what's it got to do with me?’. The conference, embraced a transformational education approach and active learning, included keynote speakers, breakout sessions and research posters. Student feedback highlighted that they found the event valuable and inspirational: the knowledge gained and discussions with academics and peers were particularly helpful. Students also
wished for further engagement, emphasising the event's value and impact on their appetite for knowledge. Insights reported will enable other institutions to replicate the conference thereby helping them to develop their own students’ knowledge and facilitate conversations on sustainability, contributing to education for sustainable development and further achieving the SDGs.

KeywordsSustainability; Higher Education; Interdisciplinary; Online; Education for Sustainable Development.
Year2024
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Student Success
Journal citationpp. 1-9
PublisherCDS Press
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Accepted25 Jun 2023
Deposited16 Jan 2024
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