EDUC10220 Education for a sustainable future

Academic Year 2021/2022

Although in its origins Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) focused primarily on the role of education to address environmental issues, nowadays its scope has widened significantly due to a more complex and comprehensive understanding of what sustainable development entails. A sustainable future requires to focus not only on the responsible use of natural resources but also on the social, economic and cultural challenges we face as a global society. This module will explore the role education plays in key global issues of our time such as poverty, migration, conflict, human rights abuses and climate change to better understand how it can contribute to a sustainable and equitable society.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module the students should have developed:

1. A theoretically and evidence-based understanding of Education for Sustainable Development.
2. In-depth knowledge of the complex social, economic and cultural challenges societies face including poverty, migration, conflict, human rights abuses and climate change.
4. Skills to read and analyse policy documents, media and scientific publications related to Sustainable Development.
5. Skills to communicate key concepts of Education for Sustainable Development.

Indicative Module Content:

1. Sustainable Development: past, present and future
2. The role of education for a sustainable and equitable society
3. Key global challenges for sustainable development: poverty, migration, conflict, human rights abuses and climate change
4. Policies and practices in education for sustainable development to overcome global challenges

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

100

Lectures

24

Total

124

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in the module are:
- Lectures
- Reflective and critical writing activities
- Case-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Weekly Multiple Choice Questionnaires (MCQ) Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% Yes

60

Portfolio: Digital portfolio of the individual learning trajectory Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% Yes

40


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive written feedback in Brightspace after completing the online multiple-choice questionnaires with information about their performance but also suggestions to encourage autonomous learning. Students will also receive individual written feedback from their class-based assignment.

Name Role
Dr Daniel Capistrano Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50