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ED5914 - Individual Action Project

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, Engineering and Information Technology and the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences.

ED5914 comprises an individual project which encourages an action-oriented approach to sustainability education. Students will work with university staff and work-based professionals to develop a project that can be used in formal and informal educational settings to foster sustainable behaviour. The project (a) must be sustainability-focused, (b) must be education based, (c) must happen and (d) involves the student in creative leadership.

Learning Outcomes

  • awareness of the resources and support that are available in their workplace for fostering sustainable behaviour;
  • gain insights into effective strategies for fostering sustainable behaviour in the workplace;
  • ability to develop materials that encourage problem-based, action-oriented learning for sustainability;
  • demonstrate leadership in implementing sustainability initiatives.

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 ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The ability to identify and take serendipitous advantage of research opportunities;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences.

Availabilities

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: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

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: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

Study Period 4, External
Census Date 15-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

Study Period 5, External
Census Date 03-May-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

Study Period 7, External
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

Study Period 8, External
Census Date 16-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

Study Period 9, External
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - on campus tutorials may be negotiated
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: action-oriented sustainability education project demonstrating creative leadership.

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