Creating sustainable societies depends on fostering social change.
Coordinator: Dr Maurizio Toscano
The creation of sustainable societies depends on fostering social change, whether through education, organisational and policy change or changes to individual behaviour.
The Education specialisation develops knowledge and skills in education and change processes, enabling graduates to become agents of change within their organisations, 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.
Students and professionals from a range of backgrounds interested in developing skills for social transformation towards sustainability, drawing on studies in community organisation, project management, conflict resolution and communication.
Example Career Outcomes
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.
- Education Officer
- Community Program Coordinator
- Environmental Educator
View full list of Education and Social Change subjects in the Handbook
Example study plan (200 point program)
Social Research Methods
The Politics of Food
Leading the Educational Organisation
Cultural Materials Conservation Science
Consumerism and the Growth Economy
Community Natural Resource Management
Sustainability and Behaviour Change
Environmental Research Project
Partnerships for Sustainable Futures
Social Impact Assessment and Evaluation