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Social EcologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102152.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
David Wright

Equivalent Units
101654 - Researching Social Ecology

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. This unit focuses on learning in the context of social-ecological understanding. It asserts that ecological sustainability is a consequence of the understanding and enactment of social-ecological relationships. In this regard ‘social ecology’ describes a field of understanding while ‘sustainability’ describes praxis in a social-ecological context. Both experience and the understanding of experience – learning- are subject matter. This study is undertaken through reference to ecological systems of understandings in the context of challenges to that understanding. It is grounded in reference to learning, change, creativity, culture, politics and the physical environment. The unit introduces key theorists and invites students to examine their personal relationship to social-ecological learning.

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