Environmental Sustainability in Education

Aim of Module

This module aims to provide a background to the issues concerned with environmental sustainability in educational establishments. It identifies the existing policies and initiatives concerned with sustainability in the education sector and how these can best be implemented in individual educational settings. Further to this, guidelines and advice will enable the learners to develop policies for implementation in their own organisations.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic understanding of the main environmental and sustainability issues within an educational setting.
  2. Critically evaluate existing policies and initiatives in relation to sustainability in the education sector.
  3. Develop research techniques and skills to evaluate the environmental issues within a chosen educational setting.
  4. Critically evaluate the current biodiversity and utilisation of school grounds for environmental education and awareness.
  5. Synthesise current literature and research for the development of new environmental and sustainability policies for the chosen educational setting.

Mode of Assessment

100% Continuous Assessment

Dates for Semester 2

Semester 2

Saturday 18th February 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Saturday 25th March 10a.m. – 4p.m.


Dr Emer Emily Neenan

This module is part of the following programmes:

  • MEd in Teaching and Learning

Please note that when you sign up, you will be contacted to accept your place.


12 Jan 2023


School of Education and Lifelong Learning