Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Four Saturday intensives during semester, it will involve an overnight field study to the Ballarat area
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorMs Jeana Kriewaldt
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject is designed to provide an overview of three major perspectives on Education for Sustainability through an in depth consideration of its historical origins, disciplinary foci and contemporary expression as an interdisciplinary approach that explores the four interrelated pillars of sustainability—environmental, economic, social and political — and their connection to education. Relationships and dissonances between the three frames will be explored. Climate change and water will be used a major case study to explore how these frames drive programs. A range of scales are examined with the major emphasis on an international orientation.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students will be able to: |
|Assessment:||There will be three assessment tasks for this subject: |
1) Review of readings via on-line discussion board (20%); 1000 word equivalent. Due: ongoing throughout the semester.
Evaluation of an education for sustainability policy 1500 words or equivalent.30% of total assessment.
2) This is an individual task, due after the mid-semester break.
3) A major project – Critical analysis of an existing education program which has a sustainability focus. 2500 words or equivalent. 50% of total assessment.
This may be an individual or group task, due at the end of semester. If students take up the option of working in a group the word limit will be modified in line with the number of participants working in the group. A common mark will be given.
|Prescribed Texts:||Sterling, S. R., & Schumacher Society (Great Britain). (2001). Sustainable education: re-visioning learning and change. Totnes: Green Books for The Schumacher Society.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
Master of Environment
Master of Environment
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
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