Announcement of Winner: Seed Funding-Developing Innovative Pedagogic Approaches & Teaching Practices
The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) aims to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the word and equip today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to develop innovative pedagogic approaches and teaching practices. Barriers, however, often exist in terms of lack of funding that prevent individuals or groups putting their ideas into practice. In recognition of this challenge, which has only been heightened by the Coronavirus pandemic, the UK and Ireland Chapter of PRME launched a Seed Funding Competition for Developing Innovative Pedagogic Approaches and Teaching Practices in PRME.
In total, eight high-quality submissions were received addressing a variety of issues related to PRME. Funding has ultimately been awarded to Dr Ana Pedraz and Dr Fatima Annan-Diab of Kingston Business School for a project titled “Sustainable Development Goals: A Learning Framework in the Aviation Industry”. The initiative will see the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a lens for students to research, identify, and communicate best practices and innovative trends within the aviation industry. Tools, activities, and exercises developed through the project will be made available to the wider PRME community. The initiative is interdisciplinary in nature and is envisioned that the materials generated will be of value across a range of disciplines including management, economics, engineering, and law.
Dr Alec Wersun, Chapter Chair, said: “We are delighted to have received eight strong submissions in the first year of the competition and wish to thank each applicant for the time and effort involved in preparing their entry. While each had its strengths, the submission from Dr Ana Pedraz and Dr Fatima Annan-Diab of Kingston Business School most closely met the requirements of the funding. We are very much looking forward to seeing the results of their work and sharing them with the PRME community”.
Updates about the successful project will be provided via the Chapter website in due course.
All enquiries about the competition should be directed to Dr Laura Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the PRME Chapter UK and Ireland see please visit: www.unprme.org.uk
Dr Matthew Davis, University of Leeds
Dr Claire May, University of Lincoln
Dr Laura Steele, Queen’s University Belfast