Maximizing the Impact of Changemaker Education:

Lessons from a Case Study


  • Lois Fearon Royal Roads University


sustainability, changemaker, changemaker education, higher education, education for sustainable development, business school curriculum


This paper considers the major themes that emerged from a multi-case study examining the impact of integrating changemaker education into the business school curriculum at Royal Roads University. More specifically, research findings shedding light on practices and contexts that contribute to the development of positive sustainability orientations are discussed. Findings include the importance of discipline-specific changemaking coursework, powerful pedagogies, passionate instructors, and a supportive hidden curriculum. The importance of introducing students to conceptualizations of sustainability rooted in stronger perspectives is also discussed.

Author Biography

Lois Fearon, Royal Roads University

Lois Fearon, Assistant Professor, Royal Roads University




How to Cite

Fearon, L. (2023). Maximizing the Impact of Changemaker Education:: Lessons from a Case Study. Social Innovations Journal, 16(1). Retrieved from