CITY STUDIO AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIALOGUE

OED3CSE

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

City Studio is an internationally developed model that takes students outside the classroom and into workplaces and the community. In this subject, students will work in interdisciplinary groups to problem solve and co-create solutions to a key sustainability question, challenge or opportunity facing the community. Under the teaching and mentoring of academic, practitioner and community experts, students will work together to refine the project and develop solutions by applying knowledge and skills in environmental studies, place-based research, dialogue, design and project management. Project findings will be showcased to local Council, community and other partners.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completed 120 credit points subject coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must submit an Expression of Interest form to be considered for this subject. The Subject Coordinator must provide written approval before students can enrol.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsParticipatory Systems Change: A PrimerRecommended Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue (2017)NA
ReadingsDavid George Haskell (2012)RecommendedForest Unseen: A Years Watch in NaturePenguin, New York.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research the natural, built, cultural and social constructions of place and the role this plays in shaping sustainability solutions by applying your experiential understanding of place

Activities:
Workshop & Field trips
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Design and implement effective community dialogue, engagement and presentation practices

Activities:
Workshop & Field trips
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

03. Apply adaptive research and communication skills in real-life projects

Activities:
Workshop & Field trips
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Co-create sustainable place-based solutions that address environmental issues of current and future significance

Activities:
Workshop & Field trips
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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