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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Communicating Sustainability
Unit code HEJ111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Claire Konkes

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the frameworks and processes that have led to contemporary sustainability approaches by reflecting on your day-to-day activities
  2. Identify and discuss divergent perspectives and knowledges of sustainability
  3. Identify and communicate sustainability solutions within a local context



Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Weekly lectures, online content, activities and discussion boards.


Participation Portfolio and Reflection (30%), Stakeholder Analysis (30%), Solution report and reflection (40%)

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