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.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 11th November 2009
Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.9 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 24.8
Edition Number: 1