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EQ930 - Education for Sustainable Development

  • Module code: EQ930
  • Module name: Education for Sustainable Development
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module introduces and critically examines Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It addresses ESD both as a global project and as a series of local initiatives. Key questions running through the module are: What is ESD and what change is it intended to make? What theories and assumptions have informed the development of ESD ? To what extent can it deliver its key objective of transforming citizens, societies and economies? What procedures and approaches are involved in the implementation of ESD? What difference can ESD make to curricula and pedagogy? What effects has its introduction had in Early Years and Tertiary Education settings? How can the effectiveness of ESD be evidenced? What evidence is there that ESD is effective? What new developments in the field are presently under discussion?

Principal learning outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of the key debates within ESD. Demonstrate an informed understanding of the relationship between ESD educational institutions and local, regional and global education and sustainability policies. Demonstrate a capacity to connect global issues of ESD with the diversity of local ESD programmes. Demonstrate an ability to reflect on the relationship between ESD as goals, strategies and practices. Demonstrate a capacity to reflect on the desirability and feasibility of future ESD developments

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly 2 hour lecture/workshop and 1 hour seminar.

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces

Other essential notes

Please note that this module is offered at both 30 and 20 CAT versions.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EQ930-30)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 3
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98D) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Education (Full-time) (X35Q) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Education (Part-time - 2 year) (X35R) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Studies (X3A1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Global Education and International Development (X3AN) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Global Education and International Development (X3AN) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Childhood in Society (X3F1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M1) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Religions, Society and Education (X3R2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught in Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (Full-time) (X3V7) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught in Islamic Education: Theory and Practice (Part-time - 2 years) (X3V9) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Research Doctorate in Education (X3X8) - Year 1