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Title: Sustainability and pluralist pedagogy: creating an effective political economic fusion?

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2019.098173

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: 05 Mar 2019 *

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