Sustainability, Ecology and Communities
Approach sustainable development from conceptual, practical and policy perspectives. Define sustainable governing practices. Discover how to foster change in individuals, organisations and communities. See how policy can aid ecological sustainability.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 26 Aug 2019
- 01 Jun 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- utilise systems thinking to understand sustainability problems and develop sustainability solutions
- implement sustainability through a 'governance' approach at a primarily local level
- utilise a number of processes and tools to implement sustainability at an organisational and local level.
- Introduction - visioning a sustainable future
- Systems thinking and resilience
- Applying systems thinking to sustainability
- Sustainability from an ecological perspective
- Sustainability from a social perspective
- Governance for sustainability governance - partnerships and participation
- Governance for sustainability - state government and local government
- Measuring and assessing sustainability
- Critical reflective thinking and practice
- Creating change in organisations
- Creating change in individuals and communities
- Conclusions - leadership and innovation for a sustainable future
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as SUS214 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities.
This subject develops knowledge of the conceptual, practical and policy aspects of sustainable development. The subject focuses on the implementation of sustainability at a local and sub-national level. Systems thinking and resilience are presented as key tools to both understand sustainability problems and develop sustainability solutions within socio-ecological systems. The implementation of sustainability is then explored through governance, business and civil society approaches.
- Invigilated Exam (30%)
- Participation (10%)
- Project Report 1 (30%)
- Project Report 2 (30%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbook information is pending.