MSc in Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS|
|Course Unit Code||ESD510|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development (Electives Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||9|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents||- Introduction to Ethics. Emphasis on environmental ethics and the necessity for the development of this specific branch of ethics, as well as the dilemmas that environmental ethics are called to deal with and settle. |
- Conventional ethical theories (eg. Utilitarianism) trying to deal with the “recently” appeared environmental problems. Identification of differences between the eco-centric and antropo-centric school of environmental ethics. Intrinsic and instrumental value of nature.
- Elaboration and analysis of environmental ethics theories such as animal liberation, biocentrism, deep ecology and eco-feminism.
- Welfare of future generations of people and the welfare of future generations of animals, ecosystems and the biosphere, within the framework of Sustainable Development.
- Empathy and how empathetic attitudes can be developed in children towards entering the values education field. Hidden and null curriculum in relation to environmental ethics.
- The fundamental concept of Progress. The imaginary constitution of modern society along with some of its accompanying parameters (Gross National Product [GNP], productivism, changes in the perception of time, change of quality and organization of work). Environmental racism and environmental justice and their relations to environmental ethics.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||This module is delivered through through lectures, discussion and experiential workshops of collaborative learning. |
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|Language of instruction||Greek|