TDENVF 100 Our Environmental Futures: Te Taiao Tāngata

TDENVF 100 | Open | Semester Two 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


“This is a transdisciplinary course, which means you will collaborate with students from across disciplines and engage with wider community perspectives to address complex socio-environmental issues.  Complex environmental issues require these types of collaborations.  We welcome you to join us on this drive for transformative change in how we address environmental issues.”

Explores the complex relationships between environmental systems and humans. Working in teams, students examine environmental, social, economic and cultural perspectives in the real-world contexts of waitā (sea), waitī (freshwater) and whenua (land). Students will respond to environmental issues by recognising ora (wellbeing) and Ki Uta ki Tai (the interconnectedness of ecosystems) and develop a transdisciplinary mindset to tackle current and future environmental challenges.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of values in environmental contexts. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8)
  2. Analyse the interplay of different systems (environmental, social, cultural, economic) within a socio-environmental issue. (Capability 2, 3 and 4)
  3. Articulate a reimagined environmentally-just future using a case study. (Capability 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
  4. Identify and explain the primary features of transdisciplinarity. (Capability 3)
  5. Collaborate effectively within a diverse team while engaged in discussion of a complex societal problem. (Capability 1, 6, 7 and 8)
  6. Apply one or more transdisciplinary approaches to address a complex societal problem. (Capability 1, 6, 7 and 8)
  7. Communicate effectively using at least two different channels (written, oral, or visual) to convey complex information. (Capability 6 and 7)
  8. Reflect on the use of transdisciplinary approaches for complex problem-solving. (Capability 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

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