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Taking Advantage of Students’ Passion for Apps in Sustainability and CSR Teaching

Department of Business Administration, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana s/n, 24071 León, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(3), 779;
Received: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 30 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
The main aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using mobile apps combined with traditional methods for teaching sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) to undergraduate students. Although previous papers stated the importance of apps, they showed no conclusive results, and there are few studies analyzing their importance in management training, and particularly in sustainability management. To achieve our main goal, drawing upon the action learning system, we designed and implemented several training sessions combining traditional methods and apps. The effectiveness of teaching methods was assessed with two surveys (pre- and post-training) with questions about sustainable consumption, lifestyle, and CSR management. The results demonstrate that students found this type of learning beneficial, showing an increase in their commitment to social and environmental issues. These findings underline the potential for apps in teaching sustainability at undergraduate levels in combination with more traditional methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; CSR; apps; action learning; higher education sustainability; CSR; apps; action learning; higher education
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Alonso-Martínez, D.; Jiménez-Parra, B.; González-Álvarez, N.; Godos-Díez, J.-L.; Cabeza-García, L. Taking Advantage of Students’ Passion for Apps in Sustainability and CSR Teaching. Sustainability 2019, 11, 779.

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