Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to concepts of sustainability that focus upon educational approaches to communicating the multiple dimensions of sustainability in a variety of settings, enabling strategies and actions for positive change. It explores ways of thinking about sustainability issues from a range of perspectives. In this blended learning subject, students are required to consider, critique and apply actions to a sustainability issue.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Mangelsdorf

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOn line modules, tutorials/seminars, field trip

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate educational approaches, taking into account the contested nature of sustainability.
02. Recognise and apply key principles to thinking about sustainability issues, that take account social, economic and environmental dimensions.
03. Collect, analyse and organise information on a selected sustainability issue.
04. Design and apply solutions via an education medium to a particular sustainability issue.
05. Critically evaluate the challenges and opportunities of educating for sustainability.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Mangelsdorf

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 3.00 d field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 33 - 33
One 1.00 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment - 1800 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Project - 2,000 words Presentation of project: hurdle requirement

N/AOral presentationIndividualYes50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5