Education and Social Change

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 or 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.

  • Example Career outcomes
    • Education officer
    • Community program coordinator
    • Environmental Educator
    • Development & Government agencies

View full list of Education and Social Change subjects in the Handbook

Example study plan (200 point program)

Year 1

Semester 1

Sustainability Governance and Leadership

Environmental Education

Social Research methods

Participation and negotiation

Semester 2

Transforming Sustainability Education

Conservation and Cultural Environments

Consumerism and the Growth Economy

Community Natural Resource Management

Year 2

Semester 1

Climate Affairs

Sustainability and  behaviour change

Environmental Research Project

Semester 2

Interdisciplinarity and the Environment

Social Impact Assessment and Evaluation