Environmental Education

Environmental Education

Description

Academic objectives

To train and develop environmentalist who are able to analyze and understand environmental systems, predict environmental change, and participate in the management of the environment.

Train and equip students with skills to conduct research in national research laboratories, field stations, universities, as well as institutes and corporations in the private sector in environmental management.

Introduce trainees to major concepts in environmental sciences through in-depth understanding of the environment.

Train students to develop analytical skills, critical thinking, and demonstrate problem-solving skills using scientific techniques.

Pedagogy

The unique instruction methods offer tutorial-style of teaching and discussion environment within smaller groups based on a suite of contemporary research themes. The teaching aim is to foster discussion and debate between instructors and trainees to identify and explore theory, methods and practice in an academic space that encourages a critical dialogue.

An independent and original dissertation is an integral component of the programme. In order to equip trainees with the necessary skills to undertake high quality research, course modules in research design and research methods teach skills and competences in a suite of common and emerging research practices and methods employed in Environmental Education, policy and management research.

Scientific objectives

Link theory, hypothesis, methods, data and field work so as to identify and develop advanced research questions and design.

Entrepreneurial objectives

Graduates find careers in local government and non government agencies that are charged with managing natural resources. Graduates also find employment in the private sector with productive careers in industry and consulting firms.

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