Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2015


This unit explores and develops case studies of the range of practices and settings in which people learn about sustainability. Students examine how learning occurs across the lifespan, in diverse contexts, and with different impacts. Using case study methodology, the unit engages key questions about how the qualities and characteristics of educating for sustainability differentiate this field of activity from environmental education and related areas.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. identify the qualities and characteristics of learning about sustainability
  2. propose pertinent goals, strategies, outcomes and evaluative criteria for education for sustainability
  3. design a case study of education for sustainability
  4. critically reflect on their own and other case studies
  5. synthesise case study research.


Case study framework (1000 words equivalent, 25%)
Case study (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Case study discussions and reflective response (1000 words equivalent, 25%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per term comprising:

(a.) Study schedule for online students:

  • 24 hours of directed online activities per term

(d.) Additional requirements:

  • 120 hours of independent study per term

See also Unit timetable information