Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Learning for sustainability

In this course you will refine your own understanding of 'sustainability' in light of the range of definitions, contexts and educational approaches that we will discuss.

Many issues threaten the future of ourselves and other species on the planet. The most prominent of these is dangerous global climate change; and this with the over-exploitation of our lands and seas, loss of biodiversity, and over-use of manufactured chemicals, affects the stability of the global systems upon which all life depends. For our species these (and other factors) contribute to social inequalities and impact on human well-being and economic stability. It is imperative that we develop an informed response to these challenges and that we feel empowered and enabled to take positive actions towards a sustainable future.

This course is run by Dr Beth Christie and Professor Pete Higgins.

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