Undergraduate Course: Adult Education and Environmental Justice (EDUA10083)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This course will introduce the notion of environmental justice covering the environmental justice movements in the USA and UK and the environmentalism of the poor. It will analyse the reasons for the unequal distribution of environmental costs, benefits and resources in social, global and intergenerational terms, and introduce the idea of political ecology as a theoretical tool for studying associated social conflict. It will critically evaluate adult education and lifelong learning responses to environmentalism, community sustainable development and environmental justice. It will assess, with the use of examples, the curriculum, social purpose and political opportunity afforded by informal and formal adult education in environmental justice movements.
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|- Demonstrate knowledge of environmental justice and its history in social conflicts around environmental racism and ecological distributions.
- Explain how environmental costs, benefits and resources are distributed.
- Demonstrate an understanding of political ecology.
- Identify examples of environmental justice in communities and workplaces.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the role which adult learning and education plays in communities and movements engaged in environmental justice struggles.
- Critically assess the curriculum, social purpose and political opportunity afforded by adult.
|Students will be required to submit a paper of 2000 words on a topic of relevance to the course.
|Dr Ken Mcculloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 6184
|Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373