Useful Websites - Teaching and Learning
They provide volunteering and work opportunities to boost the employability of young people, whilst encouraging sustainability amongst the employers they work with.
They work towards sustainable communities, and offer volunteering opportunities for young people.
This Government Panel ran for 5 years, from 1998 to2003. The panel looked at Schools, Work and the Professions, Lifelong Learning, and Developing a Template for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) sector guides. The outputs of the panel's work can be accessed from this site.
UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) training for teachers
A good example of embedding sustainable development into schools
More information on the SDEP seven key concepts
The Earth Charter website provides some excellent discussion material to underpin the values aspect of sustainable development. It also has a virtual library with resources and tools.
PP4SD (Professional Practice for Sustainable Development) has developed a one-day introductory course in sustainable development for professionals
The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit is a large resource for individuals and organisations from both the education and community sectors. The resource addresses the alliance of school systems and communities working together to reach local sustainability goals.
A Sustainable Development Education Panel resource
This body of knowledge is an integrated compendium of sixteen encyclopaedias, developped by UNESCO. It attempts to forge pathways between disciplines in order to show their interdependence and helps foster the trans-disciplinary aspects of the relationship between nature and human society. It deals in detail with interdisciplinary subjects, but it is also disciplinary as each major core subject is covered in great depth, by world experts.
Purchase this briefing by Stephen Sterling
Published by Green Books on behalf of The Schumacher Society (2001)
Useful resources which include case studies for good practice and partnership working can be found in the following documents available from this website
International Institute for Sustainable Development's interactive ‘campus’ toolkit introduces some of the basic concepts of sustainable development and ways these concepts are put into practice. A section on indicators and measurement shows how to track progress towards sustainability and will be useful for monitoring purposes.
The Genesis Project at Somerset College of Arts & Technology's website also contains some examples of professional development courses.
Although this is Higher Education, there is a lot that will also be relevant to FE
Examples of learning within businesses:
Ethical policies and sustainable development reporting
An international carpet design and manufacturing company, is at the leading edge of industrial sustainability
Created: Apr 9, 2009