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ED5912 - Co-Learning for a Sustainable Future

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. The subject is available to all students who possess an undergraduate degree in teaching (ie 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.

Co-learning for a Sustainable Future looks at learning through stewardship, partnerships and community engagement in biodiversity conservation, natural resource management decision-making. It explores both formal and informal processes for creating sustainable options for the future and makes explicit links between co-learning, planning and action for sustainability. Students are required to identify and evaluate processes and programs that promote shared learnings, actions and visions for sustainable futures among a range of different organisations and professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to articulate benefits of partnerships in attaining sustainable development goals;
  • familiarity with policy frameworks, tools and institutional arrangements to foster partnerships for sustainability;
  • ability to evaluate the effectiveness of formal and informal co-learning arrangements for sustainable futures;
  • ability to develop cooperative strategies for living with ecological and social change.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - On-campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (70% - 80%); essay: reflective writing piece (20% - 30%).

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.