Assessing climate solutions and taking climate leadership: how can universities prepare their students for challenging times?

Molthan-Hill, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-4425-1800 and Blaj-Ward, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-5746-3714, 2022. Assessing climate solutions and taking climate leadership: how can universities prepare their students for challenging times? Teaching in Higher Education. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

Through this point-of-departure paper we aim to prompt discussion and action around redesigning university learning to help students tackle climate-related challenges in a personally and societally meaningful way. We use the lens of assessment to draw attention to how discipline areas without an explicit environmental or climate science focus can play a fundamental part in prompting climate action. We draw on the very limited number of studies to date of assessment related to climate learning and on an illustrative example of teaching and assessing leadership practices for confronting climate change to make recommendations with relevance for all curricula. We reflect on assessment tools, approaches, strategies, and good practice that not only gauge the level of learning at individual and whole cohort level but also prompt meaningful learning to take place through the way they are designed, with potential impact outside the campus walls and beyond the end of formal university study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Teaching in Higher Education
Creators: Molthan-Hill, P. and Blaj-Ward, L.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 9 February 2022
ISSN: 1356-2517
Identifiers:
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10.1080/13562517.2022.2034782DOI
1518371Other
Rights: © 2022 the author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 14 Mar 2022 11:17
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 11:17
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45871

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