Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools

Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools

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Education for Sustainability is a key priority in todaya€™s schools, as our society seeks to find a balance between environmental, social, cultural, political and economic imperatives that affect our future. As young children will become the next generation of adults, it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues, so that they can learn to make informed decisions and take positive action for a sustainable world. Teachers are ideally placed to educate for sustainability issues, and indeed have a responsibility to do so. However, they often lack support and experience in this area, and constraints of current curriculum priorities can inhibit Education for Sustainability being taught effectively in many classrooms. Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools: Teaching for the Future addresses this problem by showing how Education for Sustainability can be developed within and across all areas of the primary curriculum in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. The book provides a range of educational approaches and examples of activities to support teachers in addressing national requirements for teaching the major primary curriculum learning areas, while simultaneously educating for sustainability. This integrative approach to primary education can promote knowledge of, positive attitudes towards and suitable action for sustainability in relevant, meaningful, enjoyable and creative ways. This book is a valuable resource for all primary teachers who wish to make a real difference to educating children for the future.For example, the class could portray volcanic events or the processes of erosion. a€“ Ask the children to use their ... You could also have the children, in their groups, write a haiku or an acrostic poem form for each of the environmental features.

Title:Educating for Sustainability in Primary Schools
Author:Neil Taylor, Frances Quinn, Chris Eames
Publisher:Springer - 2015-06-17


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