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Developing a social impact orientation within a mainstream NZ business degree: Pedagogical goals and instrumental realities
The call for business schools to reorient their teaching approaches is not restricted to the remit of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) (United Nations, 2019). Business leaders, educators and researchers are increasingly in agreement that the profit-driven model of business education is not serving the needs of business, society, or the environment. These calls helped shape our own pedagogical approach when faced with the challenge of developing a core first-year course within a mainstream undergraduate degree, to be delivered to a large number of students and as a basis for a social impact theme across the degree.