Sobre o conteúdo
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.
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.
Programa de estudos
- Examining thinking
- Values and frameworks
- Systems and connections
- Moving to action
- Futures thinking
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.
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.
Peter is Professor of Outdoor, Environmental & Sustainability Education at Edinburgh University, Director Learning for Sustainability Scotland, and Trustee of several national environmental charities.
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 is the Development Manager at Learning for Sustainability Scotland, Scotland's UN University- recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.
Criador do conteúdo
A Universidade de Edimburgo é uma universidade britânica, fundada em 1583 durante um período de rápido desenvolvimento da cidade de Edimburgo. É considerada uma das universidades mais prestigiadas do mundo.
Tendo contado entre os seus estudantes os inventores da Revolução Industrial, tem mais estudantes do que qualquer outra universidade escocesa e é uma das maiores universidades do Reino Unido.
FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)
Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.
Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.
FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.