Learning activities are based on UNITAR‘s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. They are distributed in such a way as to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner: learning materials can indeed be consulted in a non-linear way so as to provide participants with a high degree of flexibility in choosing the learning pace that is most suitable to them. Thus, participants are responsible for their own learning throughout the course. Each module aims to deepen the participant’s skills and understanding as well as provide him/her with the opportunity to network and dialogue with other participants, sharing country specific experiences and good practice in sustainability issues related to water resources management.
Learning materials include the following elements:
- basic reading materials to support the understanding of the basic concepts and principles of the modules’ subject matter
- advanced reading materials (optional) for participants willing to learn more about the topic
- external links to relevant publications, reports and websites
- glossaries of terms and acronyms as supportive learning tools
- a community discussion board (forum) will allow participants to discuss topics initiated by the course participants and to post questions, comments or new discussions.
The learning time is estimated to be about five hours per week. This includes study time (about three hours/week) and participation in prescribed activities (about two hours/week). Time dedicated to quizzes and other activities is not taken into account in this estimation. The course lasts for five weeks and will close after that time.
Course Completion and Certification
Successful completion of the course requires participants to successfully respond to all quizzes. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who complete all quizzes and make payment of $100 USD to UNITAR.
The assessment activities are organised into four self-correcting quizzes which aim at evaluating participants’ comprehension of the course content.