Learning for sustainability

A map for participants on the University of Edinburgh’s massive open online course, Learning for sustainability: Developing a personal ethic.

We’ve also published a downloadable poster in response to the question what is important for a more sustainable world? It was created by the course community – scroll down for more information about the activity.

What does sustainability mean to you?

  • Click the Add (+) button in the top right hand corner.
  • In the pop-up box enter your name (or nickname) and your town, city or region. Please note: other people will be able to see this information.
  • In the space for a description, write your personal definition of sustainability.
  • Click “submit” when you are ready.

If the above map does not display for you, please try here.

Ready to return to the course? It’s at Learning for sustainability: Developing a personal ethic



What values are important for a more sustainable world?

Thumbnail preview image of the poster design

This downloadable poster shows a Wordle image created as part of an exercise on the course. The explanatory text on the poster reads:

“The University of Edinburgh’s Learning for Sustainability: Developing a Personal Ethic MOOC attracted over 12,000 learners from 166 countries. Approximately 450
participants from this range were sampled and contributed to this word cloud that captures their response to the question above and identifies common values (as defined by them) that they consider to be important in creating an optimal existence for themselves and others. This was just one exercise taken from the main five-week course which aimed to encourage learners to develop a positive, informed response to local and global sustainability issues and help them feel enabled to take positive action.”

You are welcome to share or use the printable poster file in line with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.

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