Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
21 - 28 MARCH 2022
FULL ONLINE LEARNING
About the event
The most influential living creature on this Earth is the human. Therefore, learning about all environment topics by discussing them as concepts will not enough, but how we as human being must act to face them. One of the most concerning problems is related to climate change, the world is already facing the severe of extreme weather events as the mounting impact of climate changes which threat seriously to human civilizations and sustainable development effort. Concerning on the described issues, partially actions, unstructured approaches and routine policies have to be ended. It needs a considerable and sustained effort from the government authorities, academia, NGO and others to ensure that young generations have the means to understand and take action, in order to protect them from prejudice, ideology or irrational thinking, and prepare them to live in a changing world. In this perspective, education is an essential component and a catalyst to respond global environmental issues and climate change phenomenon, by integrating it in science education to raise awareness and promote knowledge and skills-development.
Climate change is affecting every country on every continent and is the biggest issue facing the planet. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. One of the important sectors that can contribute to reducing the further impacts of climate change is through education. Climate change education promotes learning about the causes and effects of climate change as well as possible responses, providing a cross-curricular and multidisciplinary perspective. It develops competences in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, with the aim to promote climate-resilient development and reduce the vulnerability of communities in the face of an uncertain future.
Education systems can at least make the effort to promote sustainable development in what they teach and in efforts to make their own institutions “green” and eco-friendly. Even less discussed education systems must do something to sustain themselves and be resilient in the face of, and to prevent, prepare for, mitigate the impact of, respond to, and recover from such emergencies. Good intentions for the professional development of teachers have fallen short in practice. Although taken up by enthusiasts, teacher education for sustainable development and climate education has rarely been mainstreamed, and, where there are courses, is often approached within a disciplinary frame (Wals, A., 2009, in UNESCO, 2013). Climate change education, which takes place in primary and secondary schools, requires a multidisciplinary approach involving traditional scientific disciplines as well as humanities and social sciences, and should be action-oriented. Teachers, whose role is absolutely essential to the success of such an educational project, need, worldwide, to be accompanied by the support of quality resources as well as a professional development.
SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) as a regional Centre in Southeast Asia which focuses on developing quality of science teachers, has brought environment and climate change issues through its training courses as well as Environmental Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) since its establishment in 2009. ESD provides an umbrella for many forms of education, and climate education fosters understanding of the complexities and interconnection of the various challenges posed by climate change. The training is designed to provide participants with knowledge on climate sciences and skills on inquiry-based science education. It is expected that this activity will support the SEA-CEP as an Asian network around climate change education. Furthermore, this program can be seen as a manifestation of the mandate given to SEAQIS which stated in the Seven Priority of SEAMEO Education Agenda 2015-2035. This training programme is expected to be an important part of improving the quality of science teaching and learning in schools with respect to the environment, ecosystem conservation, and their support for sustainable development.
The goals of this course are:
- to share best practices in environmental education activities related to knowledge development, skills, and values as well as their support to sustainable development;
- to describe science, issues, and solutions of ecosystem problems in relation to its support of sustainable development;
- to understand other issues related to environment and sustainable development such as climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Global Citizenship;
- to integrate sustainable development issues into science learning and their assessment.
Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:
- To share best practices in environmental education activities related to knowledge development, skills, and values as well as their support to sustainable development;
- To understand other issues related to environment and sustainable development such as historical perspective and state of the art of sustainable development, greenhouse effect and science behind the climate change, climate change and biodiversity and how to implement climate change education;
- To acquaint participants to global and local issues of climate change using Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE) as an approach to teaching climate change;
- To provide the participants with a solid framework for producing locally-relevant educational programs on climate-change issues;
- To integrate sustainable development issues into science learning and their assessment.
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Facilitators: experts from MEXT, Japan and from some well-known universities in Indonesia: Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), SEAMEO Biotrop, State University of Malang (UM), and academic team from SEAQIS.
No more than 52 years old
Have well understanding and good communication in English (please upload your test score from: https://www.efset.org/quick-check/, screenshot your score and upload it)
HAS NEVER participated in any regular training courses conducted by SEAMEO QITEP in Science in the last two years (alumni data will be verified).
Active teacher in school and/or active member of Teachers Association, etc.
Good health condition
Should not be regarded as an expectant mother.
Able to operate computer and technology savvy to use online learning and conference application
Have a willingness to participate in all the activities and have a support from their respective principal proof by signed official letter.
How to apply
Visit the registration link below, upload the requested documents, and our officer will contact you for interview if you pass the administrative selection. The successful applicants will be contacted by our officer and will be announced in our Website and Facebook Fan-page.