Resilient Regions: Sustainability in Practice
Gain a regional perspective on how environmental sustainability works in the field. Step into the arena of eco-entrepreneurism. Line up traditional approaches to agriculture against permaculture and other organic and biodynamic alternatives.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 31 May 2021
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts theories of resilience thinking, bioregionalism and their application to sustainability at a regional level;
- analyse sustainability and resilience challenges and solutions at a local and regional level.
- apply inter-disciplinary perspectives in responding creatively to sustainability problems and in developing sustainability solutions;
- critically reflect on sustainability and resilience concepts, theories and practices
- work both independently, and collaboratively and respectfully with a range of people
- undertake independent self-directed field work
- ommunicate effectively both orally and in writing appropriate to a range of audiences and types of documents.
- Complex Adaptive Systems & Resilience
- Bioregionalism & Decentralisation
- Sense of Place and Environmental History
- Ecosystem Health & Restoration
- Transforming Agriculture: Restoration
- Indigenous History & Culture
- Participatory Politics
- Alternative Housing & Communities
- Transforming Agriculture
- Creating Resilient Communities
Enrolment in one of the majors:Sustainable Dev; Commsubjecty Dev; International Aid & Dev. Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
No special requirements
This capstone subject showcases sustainability in practice at a regional scale. The subject is immersive, interactive and practical. For internal students the subject includes a week-long residency in Denmark WA in early December. During the residency, field trips and case studies will cover: resilience; bioregionalism; sense of place; sustainable technologies; eco-entrepreneurism; and sustainable agriculture. There are extra costs for this subject to cover accommodation and food. External students will be expected to visit similar case studies in their own region.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Multimedia Presentation (40%)
- Final Report (40%)
- Reflective Journal (20%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
Textbooks are not required.