The project will design a working life-oriented training curriculum whose learning outcomes aim to reflect the labour market needs and the critical learning areas of students in sustainable management. The curriculum intends to equip students with an understanding of the barriers and pathways to sustainable development in an organization context within the EU and beyond, as well as increase learners’ sustainable management competences (e.g. soft skills) like virtual teamwork. The curriculum will be based on a) desk research, b) the identified needs of students in the participating universities and c) expert opinions identifying the critical learning areas.

Direct beneficiaries of this curriculum are the partner universities implementing it into their programmes. Other educational institutions can also exploit the curriculum and adjust its content to their needs.

Summaries of the curriculum will be provided in English and local languages at the later stage of the project and published here.

The curriculum will be developed based on innovation pedagogy (INNOPEDA®), developed by Turku University of Applied Sciences. Innovation pedagogy refers to all those methods and tools necessary when implementing the innovation process in learning and the development of learners’ innovation competences. Working-life orientation, flexible curricula, and multidisciplinary learning environments are essential requirements for Innovation pedagogy to succeed. Students need good study skills to take an active and responsible role in their learning. The methods used in delivering education must be activating and versatile. Giving students opportunities to work in a real-life assignment is essential when aiming to improve their innovation. The assessments are development-oriented, i.e., students can assess their own and their peers’ competences and know-how to develop them.

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