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Metsi a Sekhala (fast water) Metsi a Phallang Butle (slow water): Report on community project outcomes BNB301 field studies in sustainable development

Thomas, Glenn S. (2005) Metsi a Sekhala (fast water) Metsi a Phallang Butle (slow water): Report on community project outcomes BNB301 field studies in sustainable development. Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This report documents the activities of staff and students from the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering (BEE), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Morija, Lesotho. These activities focussed on a community project associated with the inaugural Faculty Elective Unit. The aim is to provide the opportunity for students from across the Faculty to undertake a program of study through direct immersion in a host community in a developing country. It will have a core focus on issues of sustainable development in environments that are outside the core experiences studied in participants’ chosen disciplines. It requires engagement with very different cultural beliefs and practices and the trans-disciplinary exploration of alternative technologies and development ideologies appropriate to the cultural context. The unit involves exploration of relevant theory and practice in the built environment and engineering field guided by the research and practice experience of staff and other specialists. In this context they also support the University’s teaching and learning goal.

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ID Code: 8414
Item Type: Report
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author. Author contact details: gs.thomas@qut.edu.au
Keywords: community, developing country, sustainability, cultural awareness, collaboration
ISBN: 1741070961
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > AGRICULTURE LAND AND FARM MANAGEMENT (070100) > Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 The Author
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:42

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