Sustainability and Biculturalism
Deconstruct culture to understand how we can all contribute to a shared environmental philosophy in this sustainability and biculturalism course from Otago Polytechnic.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in sustainability from a bicultural perspective. It’s ideal for new learners in either or both fields, and for those working in sustainability and looking to engage and partner with indigenous or First Nations people around this issue.
What topics will you cover?
Sustainability concepts and definitions
Cultural constructs and deconstruction
An Iwi Māori perspective: place, identity, and practice
Meeting people’s needs in a bicultural space
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Reflect critically on the influence of people, place, and identity in the development of a cultural construct within the context of sustainability and biculturalism.
Explore the interconnectedness of social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of sustainability.
Evaluate a sustainability problem in a bicultural context.