Sustainability in the Education of Professionals

TitleSustainability in the Education of Professionals
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCurren, R
JournalJournal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number18830129
Keywordseducation , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Pedagogical Materials , SCIENCE
AbstractThe author argues that professional schools have an obligation to provide their students an education in sustainability and the ethics of sustainability, and identifies some general principles that should guide such education. To provide a sound professional education that will enable graduates to good work in a profession, a sound professional education requires curricular attention to the contexts of professional practices and in the ethical aspects of current and future professional practice, and the ethics of sustainability is one ethical aspect of good work.  The second half of this paper addresses the scope of sustainability education in the professions and principles that can serve as starting points for instruction in sustainability ethics.
Short TitleSustainability in the Education of Professionals
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