Foundations of Education for Sustainability

Foundations of EfS (2 half-days)

This introductory session is meant to develop participants’ awareness, knowledge and enduring understanding of core concepts, content and habits of mind that characterize Education for Sustainability. There will be systems thinking games and experiential simulations, small group discussions, stories and case studies to support participants’ learning and help envision what is possible when we educate for sustainability.

Participants will:
1. Develop a shared understanding and vocabulary of
Sustainability and Education for Sustainability (EfS)
2. Generate a personal rationale for educating for sustainability
3. Become inspired and hopeful about contributing to the shift
towards a sustainable future through education
4. Develop an action plan and next step for where to begin

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