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, frameworks, and tools 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 participate in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The unit will allow students to demonstrate how they 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. We hope you find studying Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet relevant, interesting, challenging and exciting! Students engage in 6 x 1.5 hour Online Interactive Forums and lecture content, online discussions and assessment tasks. Assessment is 100% internal (i.e., no examination) and enables you to actively engage with ideas and issues, reflect on your learning and learn collaboratively.
|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|
|Coordinator||Mr Danny Carney|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||11 Week Session Apr||Off-Campus||Domestic|
|Online||11 Week Session Oct||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||25/9/2023||12/10/2023||3/11/2023||10/12/2023|
|11 Week Session Apr||3/4/2023||18/4/2023||11/5/2023||18/6/2023|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesHEJ111 or KAA106 plus 37.5 credit points of study in Z1K or Z0U
|Assessment||AT1: Knowledge Tree Synthesis (20%)|AT2: Intervention for Change (40%)|AT3: Practise Manual (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings are embedded within the weekly online content on Mylo.
Any further supplementary readings are suggested within the weekly online content on Mylo.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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