The course will introduce you to the basic foundations of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), including the origins of EE and ESD and the educational processes connected to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The course also shares the resources created by different agencies and available for use. After the course, you will be able to
explain the basic concepts of ESD;
identify the educational principles of FEE;
reflect on applications of ESD concepts in their projects and programmes
Eco-Schools is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that aims to “empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated and socially responsible learning.”
Each school follows a seven-step change process and aims to “empowers young people to lead processes and actions wherever they can. Over time and through a commitment to the Eco-Schools Seven Step process, improvements will be seen in both the learning outcomes, attitude and behaviour of students and the local community, and ultimately the local environment. Evidence of success in these areas will eventually lead to a school being awarded the International Green Flag.
This course will give you an overview of the assessment criteria and help you plan your journey towards a Green Flag Awarded Eco-School!
We estimate that the course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.