This unit involves both critical reflection on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and critical reflection on lives lived in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. You will learn and apply techniques to identify, plan, implement and evaluate the impact of actions for positive change. This capstone unit will give you the opportunity to bring together your learnings and apply sustainability knowledge and literacy to aspects of your own life, and to identify how it can contribute to sustainable outcomes within your wider community and globally.
As a capstone to the Diploma of Sustainable Living, the unit integrates theory and practice of sustainable living within a systems thinking environment. You study social change as a dynamic, critical thinking process and examine techniques for progressing sustainable living through contemporary, reflective facilitation methods. Interactive online activities will enable you to explore different approaches to systems thinking, where the interrelatedness and multidisciplinary nature of sustainability challenges and opportunities can be tackled.
Our aim in teaching KGA107 is to demonstrate how the study of sustainability within the Geography and Spatial Sciences discipline can enhance your lived experience, and enable you to support your communities and organisations to be part of the strategies to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The unit will demonstrate how the study of Geography can contribute to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable world. Students wishing to enrol in further studies might consider the Major in Sustainability.
We teach in the belief that rigour and passion are a powerful combination in knowing the world so as to change it for the better. Please contact staff if you have any questions or comments. We hope you find studying Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet relevant, interesting, challenging and exciting!
|Unit name||Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|Office of the University College|
|Coordinator||Doctor Kamal Singh|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||11 Week Session Oct||Off-Campus||Domestic|
|Hobart||11 Week Session Apr||Off-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|11 Week Session Oct||26/9/2022||13/10/2022||4/11/2022||11/12/2022|
|11 Week Session Apr||4/4/2022||19/4/2022||12/5/2022||19/6/2022|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals in personal and community contexts.
- Use interdisciplinary concepts and principles to inform problem solving and decision making for sustainability.
- Undertake actions to resolve global sustainability challenges at the personal and community level.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Prerequisites50 credit points of units from the course inclusive of HEJ111 or equivalent|50 credit points of units from the course inclusive of KAA106 or HEJ111
This unit is taught fully online.
Detail further around lecture delivr, and tutes
|Assessment||AT1: Knowledge Tree Synthesis (20%)|AT3: Practise Manual (50%)|AT2: Intervention for Change (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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