• Week 14

    Unit 6. The role of civic education in 21st century environmental and sustainable development challenges


    TOPIC  1: The concept of sustainable environmental  development

    Students will engage with concepts of sustainable environmental development, international and national environmental legislation, and challenges facing Georgia in this regard.

    Students will study: sustainable development of international and   local programs; International and national policy towards environmental protection;

    Learning Outcomes:   

    - Students will be able to determine the importance of natural resources in human existence; They will be enabled to  discuss the tendencies of natural resource reduction and its causes; They will be familiar with issues of diversity in environmental degradation processes and about global and national food safety issues.


    Compulsory Literature

    1. New Sustainable Development Agenda, Leaving No One Behind; 2015

    2. http://www.ungeorgia.ge/eng/sutainable_development_goals#.WOqSbPkrLIU

    3. Sustainable agricultural development for food security. FAO REPORT) 2016;  http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5795e.pdf

    4. Food and Agriculture Organization, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2014. http://www.fao.org/3/ai4030e.pdf

    5. International Food Policy Research Institute, Global Hunger Index, 2014. http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ghi14.pdf

    Supporting Literature:   

    1. European Commission, Science for Environment Policy: Climate Change to Shift Global Spread & Quality of Agriculture Land, 2015. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/climate_change_to_shift_global_spread_q uality_agricultural_land_403na1_en.pdf

    2. The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Food Security & Sociopolitical Stability, 2013. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/food-security-and-sociopolitical-stability

    3.   Emmy Simmons, Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict & Cooperation, 2013. http://wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/HarvestingPeace.pdf

    Week  15

    TOPIC  2: The role of civil education in maintaining sustainable environment

    Rationale and Objectives:

    The focus is to enable students to be acquainted with the importance of civic education in the sustainable development of the environment (economic, social, ecological).

    To appreciate the challenges of developing civil activity in ways that encourage the sustainable development of the environment.    

    The main goal is one of students connecting the development of competencies in democratic citizenship to the objectives of the International Environmental and National Policy Documents for Sustainable Development; and to consider the knowledge and capacities needed for their realization.

    Learning Outcomes:

    - Students will be to articulate  their assumptions about the sustainable development of the environment; they will able to discuss, interrogate and explore the role of civil involvement in sustainable development of natural resources and for poverty reduction.

    Compulsory Literature

    1. A New Rural Development Paradigm for the 21st Century; Development Centre Studies; A TOOLKIT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES © OECD 2016

    2. The Substantive Democracy: Role of Civil Society Karnataka1 Shareena Banu C, P. Research Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    3. dministration Planning: An Exploration of Social Justice, Equity, and Citizen Inclusion; Administrative Theory & Praxis Vol. 29, No. 3, 2007:

    Supporting Literature

    1.  https://emergency.cdc.gov/training/

    2. http://www-ns.iaea.org/downloads/iec/er-training-booklet.pdf

    3. http://www.unesco.org/education/tlsf/mods/theme_a/popups/mod01t05s01.html

    4. http://www.esdtoolkit.org/discussion/default.htm



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