Authors: Gareth Bryant; Frank Stilwell
Addresses: University of Sydney, Merewether Building H04, NSW, 2006, Australia ' University of Sydney, Merewether Building H04, NSW, 2006, Australia
Abstract: This article considers the challenges of teaching about environmental issues and sustainability from a pluralist perspective within a political economy program. After considering the general characteristics of sustainability and pluralism, it discusses the advantages and the tensions arising from bringing them together in a university curriculum. The experience of teaching a Political Economy of the Environment unit at the University of Sydney is given particular attention. The results of a student survey show what can be achieved in terms of learning outcomes and students' interests and intentions.
Keywords: sustainability; pluralism; political economy; heterodox economics; teaching; learning outcomes.
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2019 Vol.10 No.1, pp.7 - 23
Received: 15 Apr 2017
Accepted: 16 Jan 2018
Published online: 28 Feb 2019 *