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Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Challenge Implementation in Kosovo(Resource ID: 315)

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The Problem Based Learning(PBL) method will be used, the students will understand, learn and explore the concept of CSR, and they will understand the current situation in Kosovo. Students will clarify and identify the key issues related to this concept. Students will define the aims and objectives of their research related to current situation of CSR in Kosovo, and they will realize the field research from the members of CSR Kosovo. After going through 7 phases foreseen in the PBL method, students will share their new knowledge with colleagues and will draft a report which will be discussed with CSR Kosovo, as well as reflection on lesson learned.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is related to corporate obligation towards its stakeholders and the environment (consumer, owners, employees, supplier, and government) as well as in terms of eliminating the negative effects resulting from corporate activities. Government regulation and public awareness are key factors that influence the increase of CSR activities.

Corporate social responsibility refers to businesses for ethical behavior who are contributing to economic development, improvement of working conditions of the workforce and contributing to the community where they operate.

In Kosovo CSR is a relatively new concept and there is no current research that evaluates how corporations stand with CSR. Although the CSR network in Kosovo was established in 2011, the network activities are limited. In 2015, CSR Network counted 21 members and elected the CEO.  

Implementation of the project will be organized in six sessions, 8 stages. (See more detailed Instruction file).The detailed plan will enable students to understand the importance of the project and also the benefits from the experience that they will receive from the project.

 

Integration of Social Stakeholders
Companies members of CSR Kosovo will be interviewed by students. Students will present their findings in CSR Network Kosovo. Companies will receive recommendations on how to improve their CSR activities.
Strength
Student will learn the new methodology for analyzing the problem
Students will learn about the problem and how to approach it through their engagement
Student will build networks/Work in groups and socialize
Students will be motivated and be encouraged to develop new skills and confidence
Weakness
NA
Learning Outcomes
Collecting primary resource data to identify problems
Engaging in self directed learning
Write a research report
Present research findings
Relevance for Sustainability
The aim of sustainability education is to develop the skills of critical thinking, positive thinking, opportunities to act & engagement in a way that contributes to the community, society etc.

Teaching themes like CSR provides opportunities for students to see and make connections between what they have learned/researched, competencies, and values. This requires commitment for teaching with the new methods and learning approaches that incorporate all elements of effective pedagogy and focuses on empowering students to take action for a sustainable future.
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Preparation Efforts
Low
Preparation Efforts Description
6 hours of lectures, 2 weeks of field research, 1 week for drafting report. Meeting with CSR Kosovo and identifying the actvities will take 3 hours Field research from students Writing individual reports Presentation
Access
Free
Assessment
Students will be assessed for their report and presentation
Credit/Certification Description
Students will get credit for the assignment
Sources and Links

http://www.ijper.org/sites/default/files/10.5530.ijper_.49.4.3_0.pdf

http://www.csrkosovo.org/

http://www.osce.org/sq/albania/106221?download=tru

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This teaching resource, realised within the project ConSus, has been funded with the support of the TEMPUS of the European Union. The contents reflect the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Saxhide Mustafa
saxhide.mustafa(at)riinvest.net
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RIINVEST - Riinvest College
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