ESD Toolkit: Web Resources: Education for Sustainable Development Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (A UNESCO site) This is a multimedia, interactive professional development program with materials, exercises, and links that help educators deepen their understanding of education for sustainability and its importance in addressing the economic, social, and environmental issues of the world. This site presents key educational issues that form the rationale for Education for a Sustainable Future (ESF), including: The exercises help develop an appreciation of the range of ESF objectives regarding knowledge, values, and skills, as well as an understanding of the broad scope of actions needed to reorient education. Key themes include the evolving nature of interdependence, citizenship/stewardship, rights of future generations, diversity; quality of life, uncertainty; and sustainability. Second Nature Learning for a Sustainable Future
Educational needs of the 16–19 age group: A sociological perspective This paper attempts to draw a sociological profile of young people in Europe between 15–19 years of age. It points out changes in the socialisation functions of the three institutions, family, school and peer group. The second half of the article surveys quantitative aspects of the educational performance of this age group, pointing out similarities and dissimilarities between the various European countries. The final part is concerned with the effects of inequality of opportunity (socio-cultural, sex-based, and regional) on educational achievement. It is evident that education for this age group is in a state of ferment — new aspects include: the growing importance attached to guidance, the abolition of traditional types of examinations in many countries, the individualisation of instruction, the increased emphasis on technological training, and the greater range of options. In diesem Aufsatz wird versucht, ein soziologisches Bild von Fünfzehn- bis Neunzehnjährigen in Europa zu geben.
Education for Sustainable Development Sustainability education (ES), Education for Sustainability (EfS), and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are interchangeable terms describing the practice of teaching for sustainability. ESD is the term most used internationally and by the United Nations. Agenda 21 was the first international document that identified education as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development and highlighted areas of action for education. Background Groundwork has been laid for sustainability education worldwide. Envisioning – being able to imagine a better future. The Green Education Foundation (GEF) promotes sustainability education with a K-12 curriculum. United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) The objectives of the DESD are to: U.S. The U.S. The U.S. A subsequent strategic planning retreat on the campus of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania gave shape to the emerging Partnership. Individuals Educational institutions
Sustainability Frontiers - ‘Go out on a limb… That’s where the blossom grows’ – Tom Forsyth, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland * EMPOWERED EDUCATION Sustainable development and education in the digital age What is the role of education, open education and online communities in sustainable development? The classical definition of sustainable development is that we should use the global resources only so that the generation coming after us will inherit the planet in as good shape as it was when we were born. We got something from the earlier generations and should past it forward for our children and grant children. Sustainable development is often divided to (1) ecological, (2) economical, (3) social, and (4) cultural sustainability. The different elements of sustainable development are in a close interaction, having an effect on each other. The ecological sustainability means that the ecosystem, the global system as a whole (climate etc.) and all local ecosystems, are protected. In economical sustainable development the growth should be stable and balanced. Reaching cultural sustainability we are not doing much better than with the social sustainability. A simple example.
No Impact Project For Educators » No Impact Project Environmental Education Curriculum When Colin Beavan (aka “No Impact Man”) and his family decided to try living for a year in New York City without doing any harm to the environment (the “No Impact Experiment”), it attracted worldwide media attention. Why all the fuss? Because the Beavans traded their old habits for more environmentally-friendly ones – and figured out that doing so actually made their lives happier, healthier, and more abundant. All this discussion and action made it clear that the No Impact film and book, which document the Experiment, could be powerful tools for environmental education. This curriculum uses these tools to help middle and high school students explore the effects their everyday behavior has on the environment, their health, and their well-being. Lesson Plan Features Each lesson plan: Lesson Plan Summary The five lesson plans in our environmental education curriculum address the following topics: Register
images diagram of sustainable developmet Sustainable Energy Energy is central to sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts. It affects all aspects of development -- social, economic, and environmental -- including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural productivity, health, population levels, education, and gender-related issues. None of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be met without major improvement in the quality and quantity of energy services in developing countries. UNDP's efforts in energy for sustainable development support the achievement of: Access to sustainable sources of clean, reliable and affordable energy has a profound impact on multiple aspects of human development; it relates not only to physical infrastructure (e.g. electricity grids), but also to energy affordability, reliability and commercial viability. In practical terms, this means delivering energy services to households and businesses that are in line with consumers' ability to pay.
Recipes | School Garden Weekly Summer Bounty Recipes Posted by admin 13 July, 2009 May not be many students around over the summer, but that hasn’t stopped our school gardens from performing. Corn is high, tomatoes are plump, cucumbers are fat, peppers are turning color, pole beans are still producing, and zucchinis are abundant. cherokee purple tomato Two recipes to utilize all this goodness are included below. 1) Black Bean and Quinoa Salad is courtesy of the Los Angeles County Nutrition Program. Ingredients: ½ cup quinoa 1 cup water 1 cup corn 2 scallions chopped ½ cup tomatoes ½ cup green peppers (or red) 1 can black beans drained and rinsed 2 Tbs olive oil 2 Tbs lemon juice 1 clove garlic 2 Tbs cilantro chopped salt and pepper to taste optional: 1 cup chopped zucchini Grilled Shrimp chopped Grilled Chicken chopped Soak quinoa for five minutes then drain. 2) California Tabboulleh is a variation on traditional tabbouleh. optional: Queso Fresco or mild Feta Cheese Avocado 1 cup chopped cucumber 1 cup chopped red pepper