Professional Curriculum - University of Dundee

Tags: education | ESD | curriculum | development | EFS

Many degree programmes are shaped by the need to meet the requirements of external bodies. This project utilised the wide range of professionally accredited undergraduate degrees within one university, the University of Dundee, to explore the ways in which awareness of sustainability issues is encouraged by, can be accommodated within, or is obstructed by, the demands of meeting professional requirements.

It found that few professional, statutory and regulatory bodies make explicit reference to sustainability issues, but that there is scope for staff to use a variety of methods to ensure that some regard for sustainable development is incorporated into the curriculum.