Education for Sustainability

Carta d’intenti

disponibili le linee guida per i progetti e i bandi per i concorsi che serviranno a promuovere, tra i giovani, l’educazione ambientale e lo sviluppo sostenibile. Come previsto dalla Carta d’Intenti tra il Ministero dell’Ambiente e il Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, sono state inviate a tutte le scuole le linee guida per l’educazione ambientale e allo sviluppo sostenibile per promuovere tra i giovani l’educazione ambientale e il consumo sostenibile.

Carta d'intenti

By Rick Medrick


Sustainability Education is intended to provide learning, training, and practical experience, in both formal and non-formal settings, that fosters personal development, community involvement, and action for change in our human and natural worlds. Grounded in our experience of the world, Sustainability Education must mirror both the patterns present in our natural environment and the conditions present in our human society with the intention of preparing us for uncertain and rapidly transforming world conditions. Nature is the source of our identity as living beings and society the medium for expressing this. The conditions and needs for our survivability as a species and society will change depending on circumstances and through events that may be outside our control. Our success will depend upon our ability to respond in ways that value personal initiative, responsibility, creativity, commitment, and collaboration with others.

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How to be a more effective agent of change. In the video you see the Sustainability Compass and Pyramid in action. The website gives you access to the resources to carry out the same exercises.
Active learning methodology

The Images and Objects Toolkit is for facilitators and teachers interested in education for sustainable development. The booklet includes step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing Education for Sustainable Development activities by using images and objects, together with a starter kit of sample images.

This is a key publication for the Prof E Sus project.

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W. Bloom Jeffrey , (2013) “An ecology of mind: teaching – learning complex systems”, Kybernetes, Vol. 42 Iss: 9/10, pp.1346 – 1353

– The purpose of this paper is to show how to enact a Batesonian system to teaching an ecology of mind course.

– The approach develops a practical framework for teaching with examples of teaching approaches and student work.

– The overarching approach involves a depth-abstraction-abduction model. This model was used to engage students in examining a variety of transdisciplinary phenomena with emphasis on contexts, meaning, multiple perspectives, stories, relationships and systems, patterns, and epistemology. Epistemological shocks and shifts were a common occurrence.

L´Agenzia regionale per la prevenzione, l´ambiente e l´energia dell´Emilia-Romagna (Arpae), che integra le funzioni di Arpa e dei Servizi ambiente delle Province, è stata istituita con legge regionale n.13/2015 ed è operativa dal primo gennaio 2016. La documentazione precedente a tale data è relativa ad Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Arpae è l´Agenzia regionale per la prevenzione, l´ambiente e l´energia dell´Emilia-Romagna.
L’Arpae è operativa dal 1996 ed i compiti e le funzioni proprie sono puntualmente declinati nella legge regionale che l’ha istituita (LR 44/1995). A tali competenze si assommano quelle integrate con la LR 13/2015 che ne ha anche stabilito l´attuale denominazione.
Tra i compiti istituzionali di Arpae c’è anche la promozione e la diffusione degli strumenti di sostenibilità ambientale; ovvero le diverse attività per la promozione delle ricerche e della diffusione di tecnologie ecologicamente compatibili, di prodotti e sistemi di produzione a ridotto impatto ambientale, con particolare riferimento al supporto tecnico-scientifico per l´applicazione dei regolamenti dell´Unione Europea in materia.
Il Servizio Sistemi di Gestione Integrati Sicurezza Qualità Ecomanagement, presidia su scala regionale le tematiche relative agli strumenti di sostenibilità ambientale, fornendo supporto agli interlocutori istituzionali regionali e nazionali, al mondo d’impresa, ai nodi operativi. Garantisce la rappresentatività di Arpae a livello nazionale nei contesti specifici (Ministeri, ISPRA, ACCREDIA, Enti di normazione/certificazione e ricerca).

Materialer til din undervisning i bæredygtig udvikling

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Ny gratis e-bog om bæredygtighed i byggebranchen er den sidste i serien på fire til EUD. Bøgerne er brugervenlige for elever og lærere og vil desuden kunne anvendes i grundskolens ældste klasser.

De øvrige tre e-bøger handler om elforbrug, madspild og miljøvenlig produktion. De fire e-bøger har et gennemgående fokus på bæredygtighed.

Se og hent udvalgte undervisningsmaterialer, som du kan bruge i din undervisning i bæredygtig udvikling. Fælles for forløb, aktiviteter, lærervejledninger, film, etc, er at det er udviklet med det mål, at eleverne opnår faglig viden, indsigt og handlekompetence i forhold til mange ‘bæredygtighedsudfordringer’, vi som samfund står overfor i fremtiden.

Målet er, at eleverne udvikler handlekompetence gennem faglig viden og indsigt – og at de oplever, at de kan være med til at gøre en forskel, og at deres handlinger har betydning.

E-learning für Auszubildende und Mitarbeiter in Wäschereien

Die “sustainability” Nachhaltigkeits-Internetseite umfasst 6 Aus- Weiterbildungsmodule zum Thema “Nachhaltigkeit in gewerblichen/industriellen Wäschereiprozessen”.
Die Benuzung dieser Internetseite und der Aus- und Weiterbildungsmodule ist kostenlos. Sie ist adressiert an Leiter textiler Dienstleistungsbetriebe, Qualitätsmanasgementbeauftragte und technische Leiter. Weiterhin dienen diese Unterlagen der Aus- und Weiterbildungvon Mitarbeitern und Auszubildenden in Wäschereien. Die Lerninhalte werden auch in Curricula der Universitäten/Fachhochschule der am Projekt beteiligten Partner integriert.

Das didaktische Konzept für die Ausbildungsmodule basiert auf dem e-learning und setzt sich aus verschiedenen Lern- und Lehrphasen zusammen. Der Curriculum (Lehrplan) zeigt die Unterteilung der Module in Kapitel. Darüber hinaus ist die Art der Lehrphasen im Curriculum abzulesen.

Die Module sind im Einzelnen:

Modul 1: Wasseranwendung
Modul 2: Maschinentechnologie
Modul 3: Waschprozess
Modul 4: Wasch- und Waschhilfsmittel
Modul 5: Energie in Wäschereien
Modul 6: spezielle Aspekte

Close the loop: SDG 12

Online course offered by the United Nations System Staff College

Close the Loop: SDG 12 online course

An online course that provides participants with hands-on understanding of sustainable consumption and production, and its role as a stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has become an important issue in society. The United Nations Decade for ESD (DESD, 2005-2014) has encouraged innovative approaches in education in order to contribute to the societal transition towards sustainability through both the formal education system and non-formal and informal learning settings (Buckler and Creech, 2014). Furthermore, as learning does not take place in separate silos, the interconnection of different stakeholders is also seen as a necessity in ESD. During the last decade an abundance of ESD initiatives have grown at all levels in society. Governments have implemented the topic in policy briefings and educators and researchers have developed models for curriculum innovation and the integration of sustainability competences. Civil society partners have developed initiatives to embed ESD in non-formal settings, schools and teachers worldwide have started ESD projects at the local level focusing on a variety of topics.