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STEM conference 2019: The Interdisciplinary Birmingham Engineer: Integrated design projects that embed sustainability concepts to inspire and motivate students while improving their employability

To counter threats facing humanity sustainability should be at the core of every undergraduate curriculum in higher education. At the University of Birmingham Engineering it is fostered through integrated design projects (IDP). In this talk I discuss the results of our work to embed sustainability concepts and address some underlying questions: Which approach is best suited to expose students to sustainability and what tools should be used? What is the relationship between students’ sustainability knowledge and their values? and How does the student adoption of sustainability outcomes evolve over time? I will also cover the IDP’s pedagogy delivery and reception.

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