Participation and Interactive Methodologies in Environmental Decision
Cod: 22030
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Environmental Science and Technology
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

In the course we (i) aim to provide knowledge about the public participation, environmental decision processes and practices;  (ii) teach how to act in the conflict resolution on environmental disputes.

Environmental decision-making

  • Capacity to know and apply the public participation and environmental decision processes and practices;
  • Capacity to act in the conflict resolution on environmental disputes.

Four major themes will be covered during the course: Public Participation in Environmental Management; Strengthening Civil Society for Environmental Management; The Role of Civil Society in Monitoring, Assessment and Oversight of Environmental Regulations and Policies; and Public Participation and Environmental Disputes.

Andrew, Jennifer & Robottom, Ian (Eds.). Context and Commitments in Environmental Education. Victoria: Deakin University, 1998.
Dryzek, John S. (2000). Deliberative Democracy and Beyond. Liberals, Critics, Contestations. CambridgeUniversity Press, Cambridge, UK
Bryson, John M.; Crosby, Barbara C. (1992). Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco, CA, USA.
Sidaway, R. Resolving Environmental Dispute, Earthscan, 2005.
Susskind, Lawrence; McKearnan, Sarah; Thomas-Larmer, Jennifer (Ed.) (1999). The Consensus Building Handbook. A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement. Sage Publications, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.

Blended learning.

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.