This section provides a range of work based case studies that demonstrate how individuals in different sectors use education for sustainability (EfS) as a tool for change and their associated professional learning needs.
The studies show how each position requires specific capabilities and knowledge to achieve varied goals, with effective use of EfS always important. In some positions, education will be the key focus of work activities while in others education complements other tools used to achieve sustainability outcomes.
There are two types of case studies presented, personal case studies and sector case studies. The personal case studies give an insight into an individual’s personal journey. You will see how experience and education has contributed to their success, and how they can use their professional learning profile to plan their future and achieve set goals. The sector case studies give an idea of how a range of positions within government, non-government and community organisations use education as a tool to achieve sustainability outcomes.
Each case study provides a snapshot of a common role, giving the purpose, responsibilities and education, experience and priority learning areas required. They also include a professional learning profile which summarises professional skills and knowledge and identifies priority needs for professional learning according to the learning areas.
The case studies can be used to plan professional learning budgets, to aid individuals and groups in reflecting on their own learning and goals, and to help research roles. You will most likely find more applications.
Over time we will add case studies covering industry and education sectors and a greater variety of personal case studies. We welcome your feedback on how this area of the Hub can be improved.