Concepts of Sustainability

The course contents comprise concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.

5 ECTS Credits — Studies start 18 September 2019 — Åbo Akademi University

Course dates

18 September 2019 – 27 November 2019

Registration period

1 August 2019 – 2 September 2019

Coordinating university

Åbo Akademi University

Instructors

Sinikka Suomalainen

Credits

5 ECTS

Course dates: 18.09.2019-27.11.2019
Registration dates: 01.08.2019 - 02.09.2019
Coordinating university: Åbo Akademi University
Responsible teacher: Sinikka Suomalainen,
Credits: 5 ECTS

Course summary

The course contents comprise concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.

Learning outcomes

  • A general understanding how the process of sustainable development has proceeded
  • Familiarity with the international background documents
  • Understanding ways of measuring sustainability
  • Familiarity with good practical cases
  • Being able to discuss sustainability from several viewpoints and in relation to one's own life

Learning methods

Individual and group tasks, quizzes and writing an essay. Deadlines for tasks are 2 weeks per module (there are 4 thematic modules).

Study materials

All study materials are available electronically.

Assessment

Grade 0-5. The final mark will consist of an evaluation of essay, individual and group tasks, quizzes, and active participation.

Additional information

The maximum number of participants is 45.

This course is arranged by the Open University at Åbo Akademi University. Students from the Open University have a participation fee of 50 euros (see: https://www.abo.fi/en/centre-for-lifelong-learning/the-open-university/) Open University students: when registering, please write "open university" in the compulsory field meant for the student number.

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