Sustainability is a central concept for communities pursuing social and economic goals within ecological limits. Yet the different ways sustainability is defined, communicated and enacted reflects the wide range of underlying values, perspectives and priorities at stake. In this unit, students will explore the rich history and literature of sustainability, including the formation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. By exploring the concept across economic, social and ecological thinking, students will develop an ability to think critically about sustainability in their own lives, and communicate sustainability challenges and solutions to diverse audiences. Employing practical skills in stakeholder engagement, narrative and visual communication, students will develop their research and communication skills to implement a sustainability solution in their local communities.
|Unit name||Communicating Sustainability|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Claire Konkes|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the frameworks and processes that have led to contemporary sustainability approaches by reflecting on your day-to-day activities
- Identify and discuss divergent perspectives and knowledges of sustainability
- Identify and communicate sustainability solutions within a local context
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KAA106
Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (2 hours)
Fortnightly scheduled webinar (60 minutes)
Fortnightly discussion board (60 Minutes)
|Assessment||Assessment task 1: Participation and reflection (30%)|Assessment task 2: Stakeholder analysis (30%)|Assessment task 3: Solution report and reflection (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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