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Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Participatory Sustainability is an online unit that equips students with practical skills to carry out deliberative democracy processes.
Focusing on implementing deliberative democracy as a supplement to representative democracy in order to achieve positive sustainability outcomes, you will undertake collaborative tasks in order to understand the tension between social, cultural, economic and environmental goals by leading, organising, facilitating and participating in a deliberative engagement of community members.
You will explore theoretical concepts and gain skills in deliberative democracy techniques, such as citizens' jury, deliberative poll or survey, and 21st Century town meeting or dialogue.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Participatory Sustainability unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit teaches students the critical skills required to design and implement effective deliberative democracy processes, with the intention to achieve positive sustainability outcomes.
Students learn to resolve sustainability issues from the local to the global scale; evaluate how deliberative democracy can be used to enhance sustainability; design a deliberative process that applies the principles of deliberative democracy; and design and evaluate a public deliberation.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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