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5/25/2018
Clean up the MED 2018
7/1/2018
Towards 2030 Agenda: A summer school for climate change, innovation and youth advocacy in water management
7/8/2018
Summer University 2018 - Sustainable Development Approaches in Bioshere Reserves, Parnon, Greece
10/7/2018
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My primary school is at the museum tested the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning, social and cultural outcomes for primary school children and their families when a significant portion of their learning takes place in a museum setting, as well as demonstrating the benefits for museums. Was the hypothesis confirmed???

The findings of the museum-school forum have been published in a further report which can be downloaded at the following website: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/Cultural/-/Projects/My-Primary-School-is-at-the-Museum.aspx

It is noteworthy , though, that this very interesting project has showcased that:
  • Children involved in the project gained inconfidence and communication andsocial skills.
  • Children involved in the project gained in confidence and communication and social skills.
  • There was an emphasis across the projects on child-centred learning and community involvement.
  • The approach required experiment, risk-taking and flexibility.
  • More evidence of the educational, social and community benefits of museum-based learning would be helpful.

 

 

 
 
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From 25-27 April the UNESCO meeting “Looking into the Future of ESD, together” was held at the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica.

This was the Third Partners meeting of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD and had the purpose to review and discuss the draft UNESCO position paper on the "Future of ESD" (as a post-GAP position papaer) and to plan the work of the Partner Networks until the end of 2019 (when the GAP is actually ending). This meeting was held thanks to the financial support of the Japan Fund.

Read more:

https://en.unesco.org/events/meeting-key-partners-global-action-programme-education-sustainable-development-looking-future

 

 
 
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"What are the types of childhood experiences that instill a lifelong value for nature and promote stewardship behaviour later in life? It turns out that the sense of wonder that children experience in nature is a crucial factor."

An interesting article about the components that we need to stress, as educators, in designing educational , experiantional or awareness activites in nature.

Authors: Bronwyn Cumbo  & Marthe Derkzen

 

Read the entire article here:

https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2018/04/14/sense-wonder-missing-ingredient-long-term-value-nature/

 
 
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Nature for Water

This year’s theme of WWD is "Nature for Water" calling to explore how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.

Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world: Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.

Neglecting our ecosystems is making it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.

Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of the water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible.Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.

Find out more about WWD 2018 at http://worldwaterday.org

Find out ideas for ESD activities and projects on Water by (re)visiting MEdIES activities material and our online Watercity www.water-polis.gr (only in Greek)!

"Psalidi" Wetland in Kos Island, Greece


 
 
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The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. What does this mean for our future and can we stop it?

by  Environment editor

Read more here.

 
 
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On the 10th anniversary of the first massive open online course, here’s a thoughtful article by Diane Peters of University Affairs on MOOCs’ evolution.

 

 
 
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Under the title Education: Still searching for Utopia?, the January-March 2018 issue of the UNESCO Courier, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, evaluates the state of global education and explores how it responds to some of the main challenges we face. It approaches the question “Can education really change lives?” from several different angles and the perspectives of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, journalists, professors and scientists.

Link to the English Version of Courier.

The issue is available online in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

 
 
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With forced displacement reaching historic levels, schools all over the world are welcoming increasing numbers of refugee children. Teachers are facing new challenges in making sense of forced displacement and its complexities. With refugees and migrants regularly making headlines in the media and the internet bustling with information on the topic, explaining the situation of refugees and migrants to primary and secondary school children has become part of many educators’ daily work.
In addition, training and guidance for teachers with refugees in their classrooms is not always based on best practice, and is not always easily available.
This UNHCR portal offers resources to help teachers create a welcoming environment for refugee pupils and to help explain the meaning of refugee, asylum, migration and statelessness to school children aged 6 – 18.

With forced displacement reaching historic levels, schools all over the world are welcoming increasing numbers of refugee children. Teachers are facing new challenges in making sense of forced displacement and its complexities. With refugees and migrants regularly making headlines in the media and the internet bustling with information on the topic, explaining the situation of refugees and migrants to primary and secondary school children has become part of many educators’ daily work.

In addition, training and guidance for teachers with refugees in their classrooms is not always based on best practice, and is not always easily available.

This UNHCR portal offers resources to help teachers create a welcoming environment for refugee pupils and to help explain the meaning of refugee, asylum, migration and statelessness to school children aged 6 – 18.

http://www.unhcr.org/teaching-about-refugees.html


 
 
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Do you also want to scale-up sustainability efforts at your university? Now, students and staff have the chance to apply for an online course that rootAbility and Leuphana University Lüneburg is running for students and staff who want to establish a sustainability hub, based on the Green Office Model. A Green Office (GO) informs, connects and supports students (and staff) to act on sustainability at their university and beyond.

The model won the UNESCO Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.

They are now launching an online course to help you establish your Green Office. The course is interesting for all:

  • Volunteer-led sustainability student or staff groups who want to learn how to get more institutional support, access and mandate for their sustainability efforts
  • Individual sustainability staff who want to establish a central hub working on sustainability, rather than just working on sustainability as a lone champion
  • Well-established and resourced staff-led sustainability teams, who are interested in setting-up a student-led sustainability team that works alongside them on student engagement and communication.

Find more information on the GO Model on www.GreenOfficeMovement.org, including 23 case studies of existing GOs. The model is open-source, freely available to everyone and you have the opportunity to join our international network.

The online course is also free of charge – thanks to our sponsor. Click for more information and course registration. Registration deadline is 14.02.2018

 

 
 
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In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, a shared vision of humanity that provides the missing piece of the globalisation puzzle. The extent to which that vision becomes a reality will in no small way depend on what is happening in today’s classrooms. Indeed, it is educators who hold the key to ensuring that the SDGs become a real social contract with citizens.
In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, a shared vision of humanity that provides the missing piece of the globalisation puzzle. The extent to which that vision becomes a reality will in no small way depend on what is happening in today’s classrooms. Indeed, it is educators who hold the key to ensuring that the SDGs become a real social contract with citizens.
Goal 4, which commits to quality education for all, is intentionally not limited to foundation knowledge and skills, such as literacy, mathematics and science, but emphasises learning to live together sustainably. This has inspired the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the global yardstick for success in education, to include global competence in its metrics for quality, equity and effectiveness in education. PISA will assess global competence for the first time ever in 2018.

 

 

Read more: https://oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.gr/2017/12/educating-our-youth-to-care-about-each.html?spref=fb

 
 
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