The educator helps learners to develop an understanding of the world as an interconnected whole and to look for connections across our social and natural environment and consider the consequences of our actions.
The educator helps learners to…
- 1.1 Understand the root causes of unsustainable development and that sustainable development is an evolving concept
- 1.2 Understand key characteristics of complex systems, such as living environments, human communities and economic systems, including concepts such as interdependencies, non-linearity, self-organisation and emergence
- 1.3 Apply different viewpoints and levels when looking at systems, considering different dimensions, connections, interactions and varying flexibly between analytical and holistic perspectives, using different types of logic and thinking
We have found this has strong links with the following competences: Futures; Transdisciplinarity; Attentiveness; Action
In order to achieve the above Learning Objectives the educator should be able to:
- UC 1.1a Identify and discuss causes of unsustainability, be they environmental, social or economic
- UC 1.1b Understand and critique different models of sustainability
- UC 1.2a Explain the difference between systematic and systemic thinking
- UC 1.2b Understand and apply boundaries and frames to systems, look for interconnections and emergence and recognise feedback
- UC 1.2c Understand the difference between linear and circular economies
- UC 1.3a Analyse issues and contexts from different perspectives and from different levels of detail
- UC 1.3b Use different forms of thinking and logic to aid analysis, e.g. linear vs systemic approaches, scientific method and artistic interpretation.