Towards the development of a framework for incorporating sustainability education in the built environment curriculum

Ekundayo, DO ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1650-3721, Udeaja, CE ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6405-9664, Gyau, KAB ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7927-7528 and Higham, AP ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6604-1102 2018, Towards the development of a framework for incorporating sustainability education in the built environment curriculum , in: 4th Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference, 6-7 September 2018, Dublin Institue of Technology.

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Abstract

Many proponents believe that there is a linkage between the green agenda and built environment (BE) education. It is increasingly recognised that the BE education curriculum should incorporate sustainability and produce graduates that are confident of taking care of the environment without damaging it for future users. Achieving education for sustainable development within the quantity surveying curriculum and more generally in BE curriculum will require an exploration of the general definition of sustainable development and its three spheres; economic, environmental, and social. In addition, one must acquire knowledge of regulatory and technological issues that encompass both the parts and the whole in dynamic interaction. Clearly, universities operating in the BE field have a vital role in shaping the future pattern of practice and policy in relation to the sustainability agenda. So, it is vital to map the curriculum towards sustainability. This research has been developed in response to the growing need of education for sustainable development. Whilst the study identifies the quality and quantity of sustainability-related materials within existing BE curriculum, future research is needed to develop a modular framework for further integration of sustainability education in BE programmes. This framework could serve as an evaluation and a benchmarking tool for those who engage in developing the content of BE degree programmes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN Number: 9780995569034
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: 4th International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference Proceedings
Publisher: LSI Publishing
Depositing User: DO Ekundayo
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 15:13
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 11:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49789

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