Circular economy Engineering students Exploratory case study Sustainability Educational innovation
Universidad de Montevideo. Facultad de Ingeniería.
Ormazabal-Goenaga, M.(Marta), Jaca-Garía, C.(Carmen), Prieto-Sandoval, V. (Vanessa), Lleó-de-Nalda, A. (Alvaro). Increasing Engineering Students’ Involvement in Circular Economy Practices." Memoria Investigaciones en Ingenieria. 16, 2018, 99-107."
The circular economyhas become a topic of intense interest for policymakers, scholars and business managers because it has proven to bea new paradigm to achieve the sustainability of our society. However, the main efforts made in thecircular economy cannot be limited tothe actions ofprofessional or experts. We believe that if we intend to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, we mustteach present generations the principles for achievingeconomic, social and environmentalsustainability in the short, mediumand long-term. This paper highlights the use of participatory guided activitiesinstead of traditional coursesto teach and engage engineering students with circular economy practices.