Change Agents for Sustainability
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Upon completion of this subject , the student should be able to:
- Analyse the roles, values, and perspectives of diverse change agents in sustainability transitions, drawing upon interdisciplinary approaches, diverse knowledge systems, and critical self-reflection.
- Collaboratively design, plan and present an intervention to advance sustainability transitions in a specific social setting.
- Communicate persuasively and ethically as individuals and teams through diverse means and to diverse audiences as an advocate for sustainability transitions.
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Sustainability is one of the most complex and important challenges facing humanity today. In this final capstone subject for the Sustainability Major (or advanced third year subjects for students outside of the Major), you will apply knowledge and skills developed throughout your degree to complex sustainability challenges. In this subject you will identify opportunities for diverse groups of people in diverse places to transition towards sustainability. You will be guided by an interdisciplinary teaching team with expertise in life sciences, social sciences, and business. By applying environmental, economic, and social insights and tools related to social change, reflecting on the knowledge and value systems held by yourself and others, and working with peers to identify and design practical interventions to sustainability challenges in specific settings, you will advocate for practical responses to sustainability challenges to diverse audiences. You will explore diverse case studies from Tasmania and around the world and take account of Indigenous perspectives. The team-based problem solving, active citizenry, and targeted communication practiced in this subject will develop your capability to act as change agents for sustainability.
- Infographic (20%)
- Design and negotiate a practical sustainability transition pathway: Part 3 (25%)
- Report (20%)
- Design and negotiate a practical sustainability transition pathway: Part 1 (20%)
- Design and negotiate a practical sustainability transition pathway: Part 2 (15%)
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