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Descriptive study of the integration of sustainability through the doughnut in an engineering training material

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 May 2024

Alexis Lalevée*
UR InSyTE, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, G-SCOP, France Assystem, France
Claudine Gillot
UR InSyTE, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Nadège Troussier
UR InSyTE, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France
Eric Blanco
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, G-SCOP, France École de l'air et de l'espace, France


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We need to integrate socioecological issues into our activities. Engineers and designers need to develop competencies in sustainability, but it exists a lack of support in an academic context and for the training of professionals. The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the Doughnut is a support for developing sustainability competencies. In the literature, these competencies are identified and pedagogical experiences on their integration in engineering curricula are reported. We use the doughnut in a workshop as an element of understanding and developing competencies for sustainability.

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