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ED5913 - Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change

[Not offered in 2023]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject is available to all students who possess a relevant undergraduate degree or diploma. ED5913 is offered in external or internal mode in Australia where lectures and one assessment task are conducted online through Learn JCU with video linked tutorials. ED5913 is offered in limited mode in Singapore.

This subject introduces you to contemporary and purposeful communication approaches, strategies and techniques based on an ethic of care for our socio-ecological future. You will explore different ways of developing and communicating ideas, feelings and actions for transformative change. Key topics are communication design, analysis, planning and evaluation; interpretation and extension; science communication; and complex issues in climate change communication. Traditional and digital modalities are considered. The major assessment task will develop your skills in professional communication planning. ED5913 is an AQF level 9 subject that aims to develop your ability to communicate and consolidate your knowledge of socio-ecological systems and processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate your familiarity with a diverse range of communication strategies, tools and materials;
  • be able to explain the general benefits of enhanced public understanding of issues of environmental, social and cultural significance, including climate change and biodiversity;
  • understand the elements of successful communication targeted to different groups of people;
  • demonstrate you can plan, develop, analyse and evaluate communication materials and / or programs;
  • be able to communicate ideas and content in an appropriate and informed way using different modalities.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Action plan - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Note: 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 official information.