Education for Sustainable Development

This course is offered by Universidade Aberta. We invite Master students to join this course.

Course description:

Degree: Master
Studies/Career:  
Course:  
ESTS (Host institution): 6
Institution: Universidade Aberta, Vytautas Magnus University
Course duration: One semester
Pre-requisites: Access to computer with internet connection; TIC basic knowlege; English reading and writing.
Target group: Master students interested in the field of educational for sustainable development.
Priority students: Students enrolled in the Virtual Mobility program and in the Master of Environmental Citizenship and Participation, UAb.
Language: English

Learning module template
Student guide (PDF)

For registered students: Access learning module

 

Teachers:

Sandra Caeiro - Short description
Ana Salgueiro - Short description

 

Timeline for 2017 Spring semester:

Enrolment Study period Final task
By February 27 March 20 - July 30 In July

 

Teaching and learning methods:

E-Learning (fully online).
The open source Moodle (http://elearning.uab.pt/) is the course management system used. One week online introductory module is available to students before the beginning of the curricular units offered by UAb, which is intended to familiarise the students with the virtual environment and the e-learning tools, as well as promoting the acquisition of online communication and online social skills. The curricular unit has a virtual class site and a virtual “café”.

This curricular unit will follow the UAb's pedagogical model (Pereira et. al, 2008) underlying the learning process which adopts the continuous assessment regime. A Student Information Guide and the Course Syllabuses are always accessible online at curricular unit site.  The continuous assessment component is  obtained through the the development of e-activities (individual and group activities). Different learning strategies are developed depending on the topic: from mainly individual assignements to collaborative and cooperative learning.

Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

 

Assessment criteria:
I) ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OF THE PARTICIPATION ON DISCUSSIONS
II) ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OF THE INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENTS
III) ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR GROUP WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT

Assessment methods and weightings:
Students' evaluation is made on an individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (minimum 60%) and final evaluation (maximum 40%).

 

References:

PEREIRA ET AL. (2008) UNIVERSIDADE ABERTA’S PEDAGOGICAL MODEL FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION, UNIVERSIDADE ABERTA (ED.) (https://repositorioaberto.uab.pt/handle/10400.2/2388)

 

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