By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Explain the impacts of climate change on the world’s small island developing states (SIDS), including Cuba
- Understand the particular characteristics of a “thrifty innovation” approach among a range of possible responses to various climate crisis challenges
- Identify current approaches being applied to a climate crisis challenge that you are familiar with
- Recognise the lessons that can be drawn from “thrifty innovation” and the Cuban experience and apply them to your chosen challenge
- Understand the broader application and principles of creative innovation
- Develop an appropriate, possible, and actionable response to your climate crisis challenge
Before the course starts, learners will be encouraged to research the subjects of climate crisis, Cuba’s recent history, politics, society and challenges faced by developing countries.
From 12 Jul 2021
Tackling the Climate Crisis: Innovation from Cuba
Explore Cuba’s response to crises and how their “thrifty innovation” can help develop solutions to climate change challenges.
10 hours per week
Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.
10 UK credits at Undergraduate level from The Open University
Learning activities throughout the course, including discussions with fellow learners, will build towards a final 1,500-word assignment.
This assessment will require you to show how you have applied learning from the course to a specific area and to reflect critically on your own learning.
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A Certificate from The Open University
You’ll receive an Open University certificate confirming that you have received 10 academic credits at undergraduate level. Credits are awarded on passing the final assessment.
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LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020