Sustainability in the Classroom and Beyond – Engage the Whole School!
Description du cours
‘Unsustainability’ is the current default for a lot of institutions and lifestyles – how can we turn that around and make ‘sustainability’ the norm? A lot of progress happens in the classroom, and recently, the United Nations and the European Commission identified the whole-school approach as a good way of imparting sustainability to pupils.
This course will help you to get started with a whole-school approach to learning for sustainability, using your classroom as an entry point.
The course will start on 19 September and conclude on 26 October 2022. The estimated workload is 3-4 hours per week.
Duration and workload
The course is aimed at teachers who wish to make sustainability a more integral part of their classroom work, their school culture and their pupils’ lives. Other school staff may benefit from it, as well. No prior knowledge of the topic is required.
- Gathering ideas for whole-school activities on sustainability
- Understanding how to make your lessons impactful and avoid ‘greenwashing’
- Learning how to collaborate with the local community toward sustainability
- Reflecting on your school’s vision and checking to what extent you ‘practise what you preach’
- Drafting a pitch to implement – or improve – the whole-school approach in your school
Ce contenu est offert par la Commission européenne. La Commission européenne est le bras exécutif politiquement indépendant de l'Union européenne. Elle est seule chargée d'élaborer des propositions de nouvelle législation européenne et elle met en œuvre les décisions du Parlement européen et du Cons
- Getting Started
- Module 1: Learning for Sustainability – Beyond Recycling and Polar Bears
- Module 2: Pedagogy – Think Global, Act Local
- Module 3: Community – It’s Not (All) About Personal Responsibility
- Module 4: Whole-School Practices – Walking the Walk
- Module 5: Final Assignment