Education for Sustainable Development

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Education for Sustainable Development

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Education, Sustainable Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to foster learning of sustainable development and education for sustainable development, while also enabling learners to design and develop learning activities within the theme of Education for Sustainable development. Learners will engage in a series of lectures, practicals and tutorials that will enable discussion and critical reflection on core concepts within Sustainable Development/ Education for Sustainable Development. Learners may also be requested to attend external seminars on key topics within Education for Sustainable Development (such as Human Rights Education) where such seminars become available.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain historical context of Sustainable Development Goals 2030, as well as concepts of and challenges to Sustainable Development/ Education for Sustainable Development
    2. Demonstrate the capacity to critically reflect on potential solutions to challenges within sustainability/ education for sustainability
    3. Source and critically review online materials and other resources that can be effectively integrated within Education for Sustainable Development
    4. Design learning activities within the theme of Sustainable Development/ Education for Sustainable development that can be implemented within the context of adult and/ or further education.
    5. Critically reflect on own learning about Education for Sustainable Development

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.