About this Course
This online course aims to create awareness and strengthen water education through increased knowledge on how to embed it into a more challenging and meaningful approach towards Education for Sustainability.
In the current global context of acknowledged environmental hazards of pressing importance, Education plays a key role in fostering sustainability. Yet educational systems may need to adjust their practices to embrace the full potential that Education for Sustainability offers. Content-laden encyclopedic teaching, subject-based curriculum designs and top-down school management approaches can be replaced by student-centered learning, interdisciplinary project-based curriculums and distributed leadership management schemes.
Thus, when a school dives into a wholistic approach towards sustainability, other forms of improvement of its teaching and management practices come in the wake, and bring forth paradigm shifts that make the school a scalable model for sustainable communities.
Sponsored by a partnership of international development organisations, participating in the course as well as obtaining a certificate has no costs for participants.
By the end of the course participants will have explored alternative answers to these overarching issues:
Participants representing various stakeholder groups from the entire water / education sector worldwide and who are interested in actively following the course, participate in all activities, and complete all modules to promote education for sustainability.
As this an introductory course, participants are not expected to have previous knowledge on water education for sustainability.
Contents and course structure
In each module participants will find valuable and updated readings, videos, suggested web sites, and experiences from the ground.
Course approval criteria and certificate
Responding the quiz at the end of each module and obtaining at least 60% correct responses is a condition to move into the next module, completing the course, and receiving the certificate. There are three opportunities to reach 60% of correct answers, and in all cases the platform will indicate the wrong answers.
After completing the 4 modules, participants are invited to answer a short feedback survey of the course. Once this survey is answered, participants may download their certificate. Participation in the course, as well as the download of the certificate, has no cost for the participants.
This is a self-paced course. As of Monday, August 10, 150 vacancies are open to take this course. Enrolled participants must complete the course before Friday, October 30. Passed that day, participants will have access to the course content, but they will no longer be able to advance in their modules or have the possibility of completing the course and get a certificate. Later, the opening of a new edition of the course for more participants will be announced. Participants interested in taking this course are welcome to enroll by clicking in the button "Register now".