As young children will become the next generation of adults, it is vital that they are educated about sustainability issues, so they can be critically aware of the problems our society faces and take positive action to help preserve their future in a rapidly changing world. While teachers are generally concerned about sustainability issues, perceived constraints of current curriculum priorities commonly inhibit Education for Sustainability from being developed in many classrooms. This text addresses this dilemma by showing how Education for Sustainability can be developed within and across all areas of the primary curriculum in Australian and New Zealand contexts. The book provides suitable approaches and examples of activities to support teachers so that they can address the State and National requirements for teaching all the primary curriculum learning areas, while also addressing Education for Sustainability to promote knowledge of, positive attitudes towards and suitable action for, sustainability in relevant, meaningful, enjoyable and creative ways. They also support relevant state and national policies.
About the Author
Michael Littledyke has taught in primary and secondary schools in UK and New Zealand for 13 years, and at University level in UK and Australia for 20 years in pre-service teacher education and managing and supervising higher research degrees. He has published extensively in science education, drama education and education for sustainability.
1-Why do we need to teach Education for Sustainability at the Primary Level? 2-Main issues and themes in Education for sustainability 3-Linking Theory to Practice: Education for sustainability and learning and teaching 4-Starting sustainability early: Young children exploring people and places 5-Differentiation of Education for Sustainability teaching and learning for student diversity 6-Education for Sustainability in primary science 7-Education for Sustainability in primary technology education 8-Education for Sustainability in primary social studies education 9-Education for Sustainability in primary mathematics education 10-Education for Sustainability in primary English education 11-Education for Sustainability in primary creative arts education 12-Education for Sustainability in primary health education 13-Adopting a thematic approach to Education for Sustainability
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 11th November 2009
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 16.9
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1