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Building Ecological Literacy for Educators With Emma Brindal
Fri. 26 May 2017, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm AEST
It is increasingly important for children to develop the knowledge, skills, values and worldviews necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. This is supported by the application of the cross-curriculum priority area of Sustainability across all learning areas in the Australian Curriculum. Strategies and activities which enable this also engage students in their own environments, increase engagement with learning, increase ethical understanding, foster ecological stewardship and positively impact on environmental behaviours.
This workshop will:
Give examples of how the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority area of Sustainability and simple themes of ecology can be embedded in teaching across the Learning Areas;
Demonstrate how outdoor experiential activities can be linked to the curriculum in English, Science, Geography, Maths, and the Arts;
Introduce participants to approaches that can be used with students to increase their ‘ecological literacy’ as well as critical and creative thinking;
Explore how these approaches can support students to have the knowledge, understandings and skills to engage in creating a more sustainable world.
Participants will take home a resources list and several activity descriptions with links to the Australian curriculum.
About the facilitator:
Emma Brindal is the Youth Education Coordinator at Northey Street City Farm, where she runs permaculture and sustainability activities and programs for children and adults. She has a degree in Environmental Science and has been teaching and facilitating experiential learning and environmental education programs since 2008. Emma is passionate about social and environmental justice, permaculture, living lightly and fostering connection and care for the Earth in others.
"This generation will require leaders and citizens who can think ecologically, understand the interconnectedness
of human and natural systems, and have the will, ability, and courage to act." - Michael K. Stone
If your school or organisation is paying for your attendance, we can invoice you – email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
Cost: $120 school-funded | $70 student/unwaged + Booking Fee
Includes morning tea. BYO lunch