Day School - Environment and Society

Ref: C3529118

The global environment and humanity itself are under threat. Solving these complex problems is difficult in the extreme but not impossible, so the course will introduce aspects of, and the background to, environmental policy raising questions around implementation, ethics and equity.

Course aim

We will explore a range of contemporary environmental issues in the context of environmental policy, ethics and sustainable development

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand key ethical issues underpinning environmental governance
  • Appreciate the complexity of environmental governance
  • Identify conflicts of interest between different groups in relation to the natural environment
  • Appreciate basic economic ideas that have caused problems and may yet provide solutions

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • If you wish to take notes, do please bring notebook or laptop

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • For the interested adult learner this is an introduction to issues around Environment and Society. It is a taster and there are potentially more formal routes into further or higher education.

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Day School - Environment and Society

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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