AIB Sustainability SIG Roundtable: Teaching, Learning, and Research in Sustainability

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Hosts:  AIB Sustainability SIG

Time: 8 December 2022, 13:00 UTC (View Local Time)

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The Teaching/Learning/Research (TLR) hub emphasizes that teaching and learning about, and research on, sustainable development in the IB community is evolving and often affected by developments outside traditional IB pedagogy or research. It is increasingly observed that sustainability as a subject area is integrated into IB programs across universities worldwide. Similarly, the rapid growing research interest in IB and sustainability, as evidenced by the interests in this SIG, is observed. The call for research-informed teaching across universities emphasizes further the importance of IB and sustainability research across, but not restricted to, the other three KEHs. Established and new and innovative teaching and research practices in this area can not only benefit SIG members but the wider AIB community.

About This Event Series

These four themed roundtable sessions are intended to create a friendly and open space for like-minded colleagues to interact and network with each other by sharing their research topics, questions, challenges, and/or findings. Therefore, the sessions do not consist of invited speakers and are not structured in the form of a webinar or workshop; instead, the session moderators and attendees can propose topics for discussions. At the end of the sessions, attendees will have the option of having their details exchanged for post-event networking and possible research collaborations.

While sustainability can be considered the main theme of the Sustainability SIG and hence its name, there are four sub-themes (called  ‘knowledge exchange hubs’, or KEHs) underpinning the main theme of sustainability and its current scope, namely: Sustainability Through the Value Chain; MNEs/SDGs/CSR; Teaching/Learning/Research; and the Circular Economy in an IB Context. These hubs represent common areas of interest and expertise that were initially identified in a questionnaire sent to AIB members. The hubs are not formal organizations within the Sustainability SIG, nor are they driven or represented by certain members of the SIG. Instead, they exist to serve as exchange platforms that allow any member of the Sustainability-SIG to seek, learn, and share knowledge and experiences in the form of organizing relevant and useful activities for all members of the SIG. New hubs may emerge as research interest and agendas shift.