Learning objectives for teaching sustainable consumption

Jordan King, Daniel Fischer, Marlyne Sahakian, Jen Dyer, Gill Seyfang

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Learning objectives can help students to narrow down and act on relevant information, offer a resource to organize their studying, and serve as a framework for self-monitoring their developing skills and understanding. The wide range of types of learning objectives related to sustainability and sustainable consumption have been distilled into a set of key competencies in sustainability. While there is an ongoing debate as to what these key competencies are, as well as the need for and implications of establishing an agreed-upon framework, a series of scholarship has identified convergence around a helpful set of interrelated key competencies. The seven key competencies integrate cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions to provide students with the capacity to engage with sustainable consumption challenges. Learning objectives are one of only a host of factors that shape what is learned by students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning Sustainable Consumption
Subtitle of host publicationA Guidebook
EditorsD. Fischer, M. Sahakian, J. King, J. Dyer, G. Seyfang
ISBN (Electronic)9781003018537
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2023


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