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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



University Curriculum Education Activities Towards Circular Economy Implementation

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AUTHOR(S)

Dongxu Qu, Tetiana Shevchenko, Xiumin Yan

 

KEYWORDS

circular economy, curriculum, education activities, talent cultivation, general education, resource recycling science and engineering, education radiation.

 

ABSTRACT

The successful implementation of circular economy (CE) requires the joint participation of the whole society in China. University is one of the main drivers of CE, and its curriculum education activities of CE is an important way to implement CE education, which includes the training activities for professional talents for society and the general education activities of CE for students of non-CE major. The former focuses on how to meet the needs of the national CE strategy for professional talents, while the latter aims to improve the CE awareness and knowledge of undergraduates, so as to promote the CE education radiation to the whole society through the social practice and other activities. The novelty of this study lies in the in-depth investigation and analysis of the current situation of the construction, curriculum setting and personnel training of the major of Resource Recycling Science and Engineering (RRSE) in Chinese universities. There are some barriers in curriculum education activities toward the CE implementation, including the relatively lagging professional development, the imperfection of the curriculum system, the lack of professional teachers and the absence of CE general education. In response, universities could maximize the contribution of CE curriculum education to CE implementation by strengthening the construction of RRSE major, deepening the reform of curriculum system, creating a talent pool of professional teachers, and adding general education courses of CE through multiple channels. These strategies have strong applicability that can be used for reference by other universities.

 

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