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Learning objectives

7.1 | 7.2 | 7.3 | 7.4

8.1 | 8.2 | 8.3 | 8.4


Learning objective 8.2

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • analyse the impact of strategies and initiatives for a sustainable future.

Possible concept links

  • Environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability  
  • Resilience and regeneration (social)
  • Community (social)
  • Finite resources (economic)
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship (economic)
  • Intergenerational equity (social)
  • Kaitiakitanga (environmental)

Indicators of success

  • Identifies policies that have been put into practice and have achieved sustainable/unsustainable outcomes.
  • Draws conclusions based on evidence and relevant case studies about the impact of policies in relation to environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability.
  • Identifies criteria with which to analyse the success of strategies and policies.
  • Analyses the success of the implementation based on whether it meets the original intent of the strategies and initiatives.
  • Analyses the extent to which the policies contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Develops an appropriate strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Draws conclusions to justify the likely effectiveness of the chosen strategy in contributing to a sustainable future.

Possible context elaborations

The impact of:

  • environmental refugees on immigration policies –  Australia
  • regional policies for managing the effects of climate change –  Canterbury
  • potable water conservation strategies 
  • waste management policies for communities –  Kaikoura
  • theft policies for local fuel stations
  • fresh water management policies on water quality
  • fisheries management policies on sustainable fishing
  • palm oil policies, for example,  Auckland zoo

Assessment for qualifications

At the time of publication of this teaching and learning guide, EfS achievement standards had recently been reviewed. Please ensure that you are using the correct version of the standards by going to the  NZQA website.

Learning objective 8.2 can be assessed using the following achievement standards:

  • AS90831 Education for sustainability 3.4 Analyse the impact that policies have on a sustainable future; External, 5 credits. 
  • AS90832 Education for sustainability 3.5 Develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future; Internal, 5 credits.

Last updated September 7, 2021



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