ED4944 - Environmental and Climate Change Education for the Tropics
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Education (pre 2015)
Note: Lectures and tutorials for this subject are delivered by external mode only.
The subject is offered online through Learn JCU requiring students to have access
to the World Wide Web for participation in the subject. Subject is available to all
students approved by the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences
This subject is designed for students who wish to expand their knowledge of contemporary
environmental education and climate change education within professional and community
settings. Educating for sustainability is one of the key issues for our time. This
subject introduces contemporary approaches to environmental and climate change education
at international and national level. In this subject you will be introduced to recent
policy, curriculum, pedagogy, and research and be encouraged to link theoretical understandings
with innovative ideas for practice. The complex issues associated with climate change
education in the Asia-Pacific region are dealt with in a logical and sequenced way
in order to build personal understanding and further develop communication skills.
Educational strategies for developing more resilient communities in the face of social
and environmental change are investigated. A negotiated research and/or curriculum
project allows students to explore their own personal and/or professional interests.
ED4944 is an AQF level 7 subject that aims to consolidate knowledge of socio-ecological
systems with a view to enhancing capacity to understand and communicate environmental
education and climate change. ED4944 is offered in external mode where lectures and
tutorials are conducted online through Learn JCU.
- ability to build a sophisticated repertoire of teaching and learning strategies for
effective environmental education practice;
- understand the complexities of climate change education and how climate change can
be communicated to different groups of people, including children and youth;
- analyse and reflect on relevant sustainability education practices in professional
and community settings.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse, Assoc. Professor Helen Boon
- 30 hours - Lectures and tutorials online
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||curriculum and/or research project (negotiated topic) (70%); contributions to online learning community (30%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Assignments include completion of fieldwork reports.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest