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ED5911 - Education for Sustainability

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

This subject is offered in external mode, however some on-campus tutorials may be negotiated. Available to all students who possess an undergraduate degree in teaching (i.e. Bachelor of Education) or other relevant degree or diploma approved by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences

This subject introduces contemporary approaches in education for sustainability with an emphasis on the school and community sector, though an exploration of business and industry sectors is also encouraged. Students will review policy, curriculum, pedagogy, research and implementation issues and be encouraged to link theoretical understandings with innovative ideas for education for sustainability practice in a range of settings. Lectures and tutorials are conducted online through Learn JCU. ED5911 is a Level 5 education subject and aims to consolidate student's own knowledge and understanding of socio-ecological systems and processes with a view to enhancing their capacity to educate for local, regional and global sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • think and write critically and creatively in the field of environmental education for sustainability in a chosen sector and/or across sectors;
  • understand the international, national, and relevant state frameworks, statements, policies, curriculum initiatives and resources as regards education for sustainability;
  • reflect critically on professional and community issues in education for sustainability;
  • undertake a research and/or curriculum project in education for sustainability;
  • evaluate curriculum and teaching practices in relevant professional settings.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Limited
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 09-Jul-2012 to 13-Jul-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Assessment: details of non-invigilated assessment tasks to be provided (10% - 100%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: contribution to online tutorials held on ed5911 learnjcu discussion board (30%); negotiated research and/or curriculum professional practice project part one (35%); negotiated research and/or curriculum professional practice project part two (35%).

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.