Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014


In this unit students identify aspects of significance in framing learning for sustainability such as knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to sustainability, learners' perceptions of learning about and experiences in learning for sustainability. Cases are drawn from within and outside formal education settings through which to illustrate and evaluate perspectives on learning and learner development. Implications for teaching for sustainability are considered.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge about current national and international developments in educating learners about and for sustainability
  2. analyse and comment critically on issues arising from current initiatives, trends and research
  3. identify a range of learning issues and needs relating to their own work.


Learning review (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Learner and learning profile (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per week for six weeks (144 hours total per term) comprising:

(a.) Study schedule for online students:

  • 4 hours of directed online activities per week

(d.) Additional requirements:

  • 20 hours of independent study per week


Two of EDF5580, EDF5581 or EDF5582