Learning for a Sustainable Future

Posted 2 months 3 days ago by The University of Edinburgh

Duration : 5 weeks
Study Method : Online
Subject : Nature & Environment
Overview
Join a personal and professional global learning journey towards a sustainable future. What on Earth could be more important?
Course Description

Grow your knowledge of sustainability

Climate change, gender equality, health, social equity, and inclusion are issues that affect us all, impacting human well-being and economic stability. How to live a sustainable life affects – and connects - us all.

On this five-week course, you’ll develop an informed personal response to these major challenges as you’re supported to take positive actions towards a sustainable future.

You’ll learn more about current global issues and consider how we can all take action, personally or locally.

The course has an additional strand for those working in formal or informal education, who want to bring some of the activities and issues covered in the course into their own teaching.

Take action

You’ll learn practical ways to explore values and empower people to examine the ways in which they could take local action on global-scale problems.

Working in this way, starting from where you are within your own context, and sharing this with others throughout the course helps us all to develop a new and collective way of thinking for a sustainable future.

Discover how to work towards a sustainable future

You’ll build your understanding of and knowledge of sustainability and the global challenges that we face and experience within our lives, as you learn from experts at the University of Edinburgh, Learning for Sustainability Scotland and other participants on the course.

By the end of the course, you’ll be more confident and ready to take steps towards a sustainable future.

You may also be interested in our 2-week Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP26 course.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in sustainability – and that should be all of us, of course!

You may find the course particularly useful if you are involved in education at any level but no formal experience is required.

Requirements
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in sustainability – and that should be all of us, of course! You may find the course particularly useful if you are involved in education at any level but no formal experience is required.
Career Path
  • Critically reflect upon understandings of the range, scope and nature of 'sustainability'.
  • Consider the role of personal values and frameworks for thinking when investigating sustainability issues.
  • Explore the way in which systems, connections and factors such as intersectionality influence the impact of sustainability issues.
  • Investigate how we might move towards action within our own spheres of influence.
  • Identify and investigate a sustainability issue and share possible next steps towards taking action.
  • Examine educational approaches that may help to develop a response to global challenges.
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