The aim of this task is to assess your ability to utilise ‘framings’ to analyse a controversial topic
relating to sustainable development.
1. Using the concept of ‘framings’, explore two different criticisms of Sustainable
Development. [70% of mark].
2. Use a case of your choosing to argue that sustainable development is not ‘meeting the
needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet
their own needs’. [30% of mark]
In addition to the any media sources you might like to use, include at least 8 academic
references (the Reference List is not counted towards the word limit, but in-text citations are
counted). Each submission is allowed one relevant table or image that does not count towards
the word count.
Any clarifications or questions will hereafter be answered on the LMS FAQ.
For this task, it is expected that you produce an analysis rather than a description. Do not
merely summarise the literature or describe what others have said. Originality and creativity
are features of High Distinction, but always in the context of academic publications and
thinking. Do not cite lectures, but you are welcome to use the literature cited in class to find
arguments or points.
See the marking scheme on the LMS for a detailed description of the assessment criteria. This
is the document (rubric) that your lecturer and tutor(s) are using to grade this assessment. It is
critical that you read the question thoroughly and that you respond to all parts; the
allocation of marks should (roughly) align with the allocation of words. Please make use
of headings and sub-headings, which do count for your word count, but which help your
Clarity is a key determinant of good marks: good ideas poorly communicated lead to poor
results. It is critical that you write clearly and present a logical case. If you have difficulties or
are unsure about your writing, please make an appointment with Academic Skills at