Education and Social Change is offered as a major field of study in the Master of Environment degree.
The creation of sustainable societies depends on fostering social change, whether through education, organisational and policy change or changes or individual behaviour. The Education and Social Change major develops knowledge and skills in education and change processes, enabling graduates to become agents of change within their organizations, communities and institutions, and to foster these skills in others.
Students will develop knowledge of historical, philosophical, socio-cultural, and psychological influences on environmental decision making and action. They will develop skills for social transformation for sustainability, drawing on studies in community organisation, project management and conflict resolution, and communication.
Students can expect to find employment in positions related to education and social change, such as environmental training officer positions in corporations, government agencies, in consulting companies, in teaching and in development agencies.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Education and Social Change specialisation, students will be able to:
- Analyse the historical, philosophical, socio-cultural, and psychological factors influencing environmental decision making in a given context;
- Propose strategies for using education and other transformative processes to encourage sustainable societies; and
- Collaborate with professionals across disciplines and sectors to design and implement educational and social change programs.
Last updated: 4 August 2021