Developing Environmental Responsibility

License Number: 2013-FHI-028

The course is designed to inspire and empower participants in taking a stand on sustainability, both in their personal lives and in their communities.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the basic Environmental, Social, and Development Challenges we are facing as a country and globally.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to bring about sustainable choices in their day-to-day life.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to bring about sustainable change at a household, institution, and community level.
  • Reflect critically on their roles and identities as active citizens, consumers, and change-makers in a complex and interconnected world.

The Developing Environmental Responsibility is offered by the Pastoral Formation Institute in collaboration with inteko, CEER (University of Malta), and the Interdiocesan Commission for the Environment.

Adults with an interest in

  • developing environmental responsibility
  • engage in ecological conversion
  • further positioning themselves in front of the interconnected double challenge of preserving the environment and eradicating poverty. 
Target Audience Age: 18+
1. Knowing – the Social and Development challenges.
During this introductory lesson, we will discuss the Social and Development Challenge and how they impact us.
2. Knowing – the Environmental challenge.
Current local and global environmental challenges, and how they impact us.
3. Caring for the Planet: Where do I stand?
Making sense of and taking a stand on the newly acquired knowledge and awareness of the first two sessions. We will examine our own lifestyles and patterns and identify areas that require a change.
4. Aligning my stated values with my daily behaviour.
During this lecture, participants will have an opportunity to engage critically in value clarification.
5. Ecological Conversion: A Spiritual Journey
Spirituality and Ecological Literacy. Living in an ethical and moral manner and meeting today`s challenges.
6. A shared vision and commitment
This session is a follow-up of the previous one but brings out the creation of community and the community mindset as a pre-requisite for overcoming today`s local and global challenges
7. How can we remain inspired?
In this concluding seminar, the participants will have the opportunity to share any behavioral changes they observed or trying to adopt in their day-to-day routine. This opportunity of sharing will help participants learn from each other in inspiring active change.

This course is held on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Mode of Delivery: In-person
2023Knowing – the Social and Development challenges.
2023Knowing – the Environmental challenge.
2023Now that I know, what?
2023Aligning my stated values with my daily behaviour.
2023If spirituality compels us towards more love and compassion then what?
2023How to re-interpret community for today`s challenges.
2023How can we remain inspired?

Assessment: Reflective Journal 

MQF Level: Level 5

Duration: 7 weeks (14 hours)


This course has two exit certificates: 

  1. Certificate of Attendance 

To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, students must attend 80 % contact hours

2. Certificate of Achievement  
To obtain a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  • attend all the contact hours
  • and successfully complete a reflective journal of at least 500 words.

Final Award: Higher Education Award in Developing Environmental Responsibility

Every application will be considered on its individual merits. The Pastoral Formation Institute accepts a wide range of qualifications, and we always try to judge applications on the basis of academic potential. We do consider a very wide range of academic, vocational, and professional qualifications, as well as work and other appropriate experiences and skills.

Language competencies: The student is required to be proficient in Maltese;

Digital competencies: The student is required to be digitally literate, i.e. knowing how to access the internet, must have an email address, use Moodle software and word processor.


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