The University of Edinburgh
Learning for a Sustainable Future
The University of Edinburgh

Learning for a Sustainable Future

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beth Christie
Pete Higgins

Instructors: Beth Christie


(108 reviews)

Beginner level

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11 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Critically reflect upon understandings of the range, scope and nature of 'sustainability', and consider the role of personal values and frameworks.

  • Explore the way in which systems, connections and factors such as intersectionality influence the impact of sustainability issues.

  • Investigate how we might move towards climate action within our own 'spheres of influence' and examine educational approaches to a response.

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There are 5 modules in this course

This week, we explore the ecological, geological, societal and historical context for our growing awareness of sustainability and the need for action.

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3 videos12 readings6 discussion prompts

This week, we reflect on the role of personal values and frameworks for thinking when moving towards action.

What's included

6 videos10 readings4 discussion prompts

This week, we will explore systems and connections.

What's included

8 readings4 discussion prompts

This week, we will consider how we might move towards action within the context of our own sphere of influence.

What's included

2 videos8 readings4 discussion prompts

We consider how you may begin to think about future planning and possible actions that you may wish to take.

What's included

5 videos8 readings1 assignment4 discussion prompts


Instructor ratings
4.7 (46 ratings)
Beth Christie
The University of Edinburgh
2 Courses21,135 learners
Pete Higgins
The University of Edinburgh
2 Courses21,135 learners

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British Council

Recommended if you're interested in Environmental Science and Sustainability

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