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Unit of Study ENVR5007 Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood (2023)

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    Students will have intermediate to advanced skills in academic writing.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe and quantify challenges relating to climate change across communities and landscapes

explain theories of socio-ecological resilience and complexity in relationship with Indigenous knowledge

demonstrate high-level insight into the complexities of building resilience in the face of climate change

create innovative approaches to building resilience at a community or landscape level

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Reflective writing35%
Discussion board15%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Tyson Yunkaporta, 2019, Sand Talk, Text Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9781925773996.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Students are expected to have access to a headset with a microphone and video for participation in tutorials.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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