Core Module Information
Module title: Achieving Sustainability: a better world is possible

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENV08109
Module leader: Mark Huxham
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

Collection and presentation of data, showing differences and relationships. Writing of scientific reports using standard format and supported with app

Description of module content:

This module will be offered across the university as a choice. It is designed as part of the University's commitment to Environmental Sustainability and will introduce students from multiple disciplines to the core ideas of sustainability, drawing on scientific, economic, cultural and philosophical thinking.

The main focus is on working together, in interdisciplinary teams, on projects you design that can have a positive impact on sustainability. You will be involved in designing the assessment for these projects, to ensure that this is appropriate for what you want to do. Each team will be allocated a coach, from the teaching staff, to help you in this process.

You will also consider what your home discipline can offer to achieving a sustainable world and will explain this to students from other disciplines. You will produce a 'sustainability CV' and receive feedback on it. Lectures and workshops will consider sustainability from scientific, cultural and business perspectives. In addition you will look at the psychological and emotional implications of studying and working for sustainability and share ways in which we can build emotional resilience in the face of these challenges, looking to improve your own psychological resilience and ability to effect change.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1. Identify and plan creative practical actions to promote sustainability and show how these relate to one or more of the key ideas of sustainability that are discussed in the module.
LO 2. Collaborate to deliver a practical outcome designed to promote sustainability and evaluate its potential for impact.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Huxham
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 8
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 4
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 8
Online Seminar 6
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 90
Independent Learning Demonstration 4
Independent Learning Seminar 80
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 100 1,2 12 HOURS= 01.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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