oed1el envr literc for sustanble futr



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine environmental topics and controversies from multi-disciplinary perspectives. They study environmental, social and cultural aspects of contemporary and historical problems of sustainability. Knowledge and skills for environmental literacy are developed, predominantly through guided online study using print and electronic resources, peer critique, individual and group project work (which may include field enquiry). Students work in teams to investigate a topic in depth, and present the results to peers.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA big fix: Radical solutions for Australia's environmental crisisPrescribedLowe, I. (2005)MELBOURNE: BLACK INC.
ReadingsEcological Identity: becoming a reflective environmentalistRecommendedThomashow, M. (1996)CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: MIT PRESS
ReadingsEnvironmental and geographical education for sustainability: Cultural contextsRecommendedChi-Kin Lee, J. & Williams, M. (eds.) (2006)NEW YORK: NOVA SCIENCE
ReadingsRenegotiating the environment: The power of politicsRecommendedStewart, J. & Jones, G. (2003)SYDNEY: FEDERATION PRESS
ReadingsResetting the compass: Australia's journey towards sustainabilityRecommendedYencken, D. & Wilkinson, D. (2000)COLLINGWOOD: CSIRO
ReadingsSocial learning towards a sustainable worldRecommendedWals, A. E. J. (ed.) (2007)THE NETHERLANDS: WAGENINGEN ACADEMIC
ReadingsThe ecology of learning: Sustainability, lifelong learning and everyday lifeRecommendedBlewitt, J. (2006)LONDON: EARTHSCAN

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