Implementing the Circular Economy: Establishing a Course Concept Addressing Diverse Learning Paths
Embark on a transformative journey with this thesis, unveiling a revolutionary course model tailored to diverse learning paths. Cultivate eco-consciousness, accommodate individual learning styles, and ignite a paradigm shift towards implementing a circular economy.
Christopher Steitz & David Johnson, 2023
Bachelor Thesis, Institute for Information Systems, HSW FHNW
Betreuende Dozierende: Lukas Frey
Keywords: Circular Economy, business education, blended learning, personalised learning, course structure, course design, learning preferences, learning paths, VARK model, online course, Moodle.
Among growing global sustainability concerns, education lacks effective integration of Circular Economy principles. This thesis focuses on designing the five day 5-day introductory course "Implementing the Circular Economy" for business bachelor students. It aims to merge circular economy concepts with business and adapt the course structure to addressing diverse learning paths. Through a three-step methodology—literature review, interviews, workshops—the research strives to reshape education's approach to learning and foster a sustainable future.
After a comprehensive literature review and competitive analysis of alternative course offerings a draft of a course concept was formulated. Qualitative data was gathered both from students through interviews and an interactive workshop, and from experts via interviews. The workshop entailed a trail run of the course concept to receive feedback from the students. The final step involved refining the course concept, ensuring an engaging and tailored learning experience that accommodates various student learning paths.
The research findings confirm the capacity to design a circular economy course that effectively caters to diverse learning paths, fostering engagement and personalised learning. The proposed syllabus and course structure serve as a robust foundation for an intensive introductory circular economy course. The research underscores the significance of incorporating student feedback and recognizing individual learning preferences in course design. The results were valuable insights into a comprehensive course design that adeptly integrates circular economy principles into the business context, Moreover, the course concept presented serves as a significant steppingstone towards fostering a more inclusive and effective educational environment for future learners.
Studiengang: Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
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Art der Arbeit
Institute for Information Systems, HSW FHNW, Brugg-Windisch
Autorinnen und Autoren
Christopher Steitz & David Johnson
Sprache der Arbeit
Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
Circular Economy, business education, blended learning, personalised learning, course structure, course design, learning preferences, learning paths, VARK model, online course, Moodle.