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Sustainability and ethics: Graduate dispositions in business education


Petocz, P and Dixon, PA, Sustainability and ethics: Graduate dispositions in business education, Asian Social Science, 7, (4) pp. 18-25. ISSN 1911-2017 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5539/ass.v7n4p18


In this paper we investigate sustainability and ethics as graduate dispositions for students of business in the early 21st century. We base our theoretical position on recent research investigating students’ and lecturers’ conceptions of sustainability and ethics. We apply this to the practical pedagogical problem of helping students to engage with the notions of sustainability and ethics in their business classes. In this, we use our recent experiences with a project investigating the development and embedding of graduate skills in the business curriculum and, more specifically, with a three-day workshop for business students run by our team during the course of this project. We draw conclusions about dispositional learning and suggest practical ways in which this can be advanced.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Dixon, PA (Mr Peter Dixon)
ID Code:68942
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2011-04-05
Last Modified:2017-11-28
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