The Ecocentric Approach: Introducing Sustainability in Education - Florence

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Course Description

How can schools introduce environmental sustainability to everyday curricular activities?

The issue is not straightforward, and to some extent, it seems paradoxical: on the one hand, society insistently requires schools to improve their pupils’ attitude towards the environment; on the other hand, national educational institutions provide limited suggestions on how to motivate students to take responsibility and become aware of sustainability.

During the course, participants will have the chance to deconstruct the notion of sustainability and examine it with an interdisciplinary approach, i. e. one that encompasses its social, humanistic, economic, environmental, and scientific aspects.

The course will show how sustainability correlates with many commonly taught subjects, and how schoolteachers can make their students more aware of important environmental issues, thereby increasing their motivation to become active advocates of sustainability.

Among others, participants will learn about strategies to introduce their students to critical consumerism and to reuse materials in their projects, especially in the creation of a design or a prototype.

They will also learn to identify sustainability as a relevant criterion when assessing the quality of the projects created by their students, which will facilitate the introduction of sustainability to any given subject.

Simultaneously, participants will find out about different techniques and practical methodologies to evaluate the sustainability of their school over time. Moreover, they will discover how to use these methods of assessment to devise change and make their school more sustainable.

By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to involve their students in issues connected with sustainability, and they will have discovered strategies and techniques to make their school environmentally friendly. Learning about sustainability within education will help their pupils stay motivated to make the world a better place.

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Course category: School Innovation

School Innovation: Both students’ needs and institutional demands nowadays change so quickly that is not always easy to keep up with the latest requirements. These courses provide school principals, managers, and teachers with new tools to face an ever-changing society. Our training courses about project management, entrepreneurship, team building, and mentoring will help you make the most of new trends in school administration. You also have the chance to get familiar with the most interesting educational systems in Europe, such as the German VET system, the Finnish school system, or the Italian preschool education. Finally, you can also explore innovative methodologies to foster a more creative and inclusive school environment.

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Florence, Italy

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27.11.2023 > 02.12.2023

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