Webinar: Tools and Innovative Teaching Formats in Sustainability Education

Webinar Jointly Sponsored by AIB Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group and Georgia State University CIBER

Tools and Innovative Teaching Formats in Sustainability Education

Marina Schmitz, CBS International Business School, Germany

Moderated By:
Aušrinė Šilenskytė, University of Vaasa

Interested in learning which (digital) tools and teaching formats educators at business schools can use to improve sustainability education and carbon literacy among students?

If so, join us for a webinar highlighting new teaching formats, (digital) tools and other teaching material educators can apply in their sustainability-related management courses. Marina will share insights on current research projects centered around innovative teaching formats in sustainability education at HEIs. She will also introduce (digital) tools and other teaching resources that will be available to you after attending the webinar. These tools will increase interactivity in your classroom and improve carbon literacy among your students.

This is the first in a series of jointly organized webinars between the Academy of International Business Teaching and Education Shared Interest Group and Georgia State University CIBER.

Key takeaways:

  • Discussing alternative ways of how sustainability can be integrated in management education.
  • Learning about new innovative teaching formats, which are currently being developed.
  • Obtain useful materials to increase carbon literacy among your students (e.g., recommended readings, exercises and games, digital tools, and others).



About the Speakers

Marina Schmitz
Project Manager, Research Associate and Lecturer
Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM)
CBS International Business School

Marina is passionate about challenging the status quo of how we understand and teach economy and management-related content to our students. To accomplish this goal and to create a more inclusive and sustainable society and business environment, she seeks the exchange with fellow educators and practitioners. Furthermore, she is actively engaged in networks, such as the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR), The Sustainability Centres Community of the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS SCC), and the newly founded AIB Sustainability SIG.

Marina holds a BA and MA from Trier University and is currently doing her PhD with University of Goettingen. She is a Lecturer, Research Associate and Project Manager at the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management at CBS International Business School in Cologne, Germany. Marina is also an active Member of the AIB Shared Interest Group on Sustainability.


Discussion Moderator

Aušrinė Šilenskytė

University Teacher @ the University of Vaasa

Vice-Chair, Communications @ the AIB Teaching & Education SIG.


Aušrinė teaches various topics related to international management for undergraduates, master’s degree students, as well as professionals in continuous education. In all Aušrinė’s courses, there is a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and global collaboration. She has served as a digital mentor, supporting teachers in the adoption of new technologies and innovative teaching methods for online education. Aušrinė holds a PhD from the University of Vaasa. In her multilevel research, Aušrinė applies critical realism and social metatheories, and integrates multiple disciplines in expanding the boundaries of the IB research domain; her work has also appeared in the journal Critical Perspectives on International Business.