Rethinking education for sustainability in management education : going beyond metrics toward human virtues

Acevedo, B and Malevicius, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4773-8232 2021, 'Rethinking education for sustainability in management education : going beyond metrics toward human virtues' , in: Handbook of Research on International Business and Models for Global Purpose-Driven Companies , IGI Global, pp. 219-234.

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Abstract

Education for sustainable development (ESD) initially emerged around the 1990s, and it has opened the possibility to re-think areas such as management education. Although the original purpose of inclusiveness and creativity has been gradually replaced by metrics, while keeping the idea of “development as growth” largely unquestioned, drawing upon the work of organisational researchers like Heather Hopfl, this chapter presents a critique of the evolution of ESD in the UK revealing a rationale that transforms guiding principles into metrics, emphasising “efficiency” over “care.” The researchers relate to the principles of humanistic management, in its consideration of social value generation linked to financial success. The authors propose to enhance the notion of “values” by revisiting the concept of “virtues,” particularly in the consideration of sustainability. Finally, the authors draw upon interest in aesthetics and praxis to propose an “aesthetic education for sustainability,” as a critical and purposeful approach of questioning and imagining hopeful ways of living and learning.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Perez-Uribe, RI, Largacha-Martinez, C and Ocampo-Guzman, D
Additional Information: ** From Crossref book chapters via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 2327-3429; eissn 2327-3437 **History: published 2021
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Handbook of Research on International Business and Models for Global Purpose-Driven Companies
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781799849094 (hardback); 9781799856276 (paperback); 9781799849100 (online)
ISSN: 2327-3429
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 16:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58670

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