Learning for a Sustainable Future
link Source: www.futurelearn.com
date_range Starts on March 13, 2023
event_note Ends on April 17, 2023
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assignment Level : Introductory
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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timer 10 hours in total

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Grow your knowledge of sustainability
Climate change, gender equality, health, social equity, and inclusion are issues that affect us all, impacting human well-being and economic stability. How to live a sustainable life affects – and connects - us all.
On this five-week course, you’ll develop an informed personal response to these major challenges as you’re supported to take positive actions towards a sustainable future.
You’ll learn more about current global issues and consider how we can all take action, personally or locally.
The course has an additional strand for those working in formal or informal education, who want to bring some of the activities and issues covered in the course into their own teaching.

Take action
You’ll learn practical ways to explore values and empower people to examine the ways in which they could take local action on global-scale problems.
Working in this way, starting from where you are within your own context, and sharing this with others throughout the course helps us all to develop a new and collective way of thinking for a sustainable future.

Discover how to work towards a sustainable future
You’ll build your understanding of and knowledge of sustainability and the global challenges that we face and experience within our lives, as you learn from experts at the University of Edinburgh, Learning for Sustainability Scotland and other participants on the course.

By the end of the course, you’ll be more confident and ready to take steps towards a sustainable future.

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  • Examining thinking
  • Values and frameworks
  • Systems and connections
  • Moving to action
  • Futures thinking


Beth Christie
Beth is a Senior Lecturer in Learning for Sustainability and Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

Sophie Coats
I worked for several years as a Geography teacher, and now I divide my time between motherhood and working with Learning for Sustainability Scotland to deliver online courses on LfS for educators.

Pete Higgins
Peter is Professor of Outdoor, Environmental & Sustainability Education at Edinburgh University, Director Learning for Sustainability Scotland, and Trustee of several national environmental charities.

Kirsten Leask
Kirsten is a project manager with Learning for Sustainability Scotland. She has a background in secondary education and has worked on sustainability-related initiatives for over fifteen years.

Betsy King
Betsy King is the Development Manager at Learning for Sustainability Scotland, Scotland's UN University- recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.


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FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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