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Contributing to a Transition towards a Sustainable Society: Education Matters
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This research aims to shed insights and produce supportive tools to help stimulate the design of education programs. First a characterization of opportunities and challenges for education programs is given from a global sustainability standpoint. Second a characterization of what education programs may contain and take into account from a full sustainability standpoint, as an outline of education programs in a desired future at a principle level, is provided to help inspire purpose-led education services organizations. Third an outline of possible tools and strategies to help strategically close the gap between the current unsustainable state and the desired sustainable future is provided. A special focus is put on the Template for Sustainable Product Development (TSPD) process tool, originally used to help industries in their production chain, but here adapted as the “Sustainability Potential” Express Strategic Assessment for Education Programs to benefit education programs stakeholders. The authors also propose a set of three abilities acting in synergy: Creativity, “Knowledge Making” & “Open Values” (CKMOV) that are at the heart of Strategic Sustainable Development and thus may help form three equally vital pillars, which education programs may strategically take support from while helping society transition to a sustainable equilibrium.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 130 p.
Keyword [en]
Education, Fundamental Human Needs, Strategic Sustainable Development, Template for Sustainable Product/Service Development, TSPD, Creativity, Open Values, Knowledge Making, CKMOV.
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3062Local ID: diva2:830360
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Humanities, Theology

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