Economics and Sustainability - Curriculum Guide

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Embedding sustainability into the curriculum may be challenging to do, which is why the EAUC Scotland office are providing this resource to help aid teaching professionals with integrating sustainability concepts into the economics curriculum.

This guide is intended to be a first step to help generate ideas of how sustainability relates to economics. These ideas may be slotted into existing lectures or could be used for tutorial or seminar topics, which would allow students to discuss these ideas further and analyse how practically applying these ideas would alter the economic system as well as impact society and the environment itself.

The concepts and curriculum ideas in this guide are aligned with and support the aims of economic degree programmes as determined by the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics and is also aimed at encouraging an alternative perspective to teaching economics and promotes the changes recommended by Rethinking Economics.

We also have a companion curriculum guide for IT and Sustainability.