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2 What is a PECAS Centre?

3 A PECAS Centre is a meeting point where people can share information and ideas about: Planet (Sustainable development) Economy (Sustainable development) Community (Sustainable development) And Self (Lifelong/Lifewide learning)

4 PECAS Centre operations: Step 1. Choose a display topic

5 PECAS Centre operations: Step 1. Topic example

6 PECAS Centre operations: Step 2. Research for display

7 PECAS Centre operations: Step 3. D PECAS Centre operations: Step 3. Display preparation

8 PECAS Centre operations: Step 4. Display finalisation

9 PECAS Centre operations: Step 5. Visits by other classes for peer learning

10 PECAS Centre operations: Step 6. Peer learning through Q & A sheets about topic

11 PECAS Centre: Step 7. Peer learning through Chat Wall

12 PECAS Centre: Step 8. Chat Star of the week

13 PECAS Centre: Step 9. Host class reflection

14 PECAS Centre: Step 10. Host class awards

15 PECAS Centre: Step 11. Further information

16 Why PECAS Centres? UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) from UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) from Three pillars of DESDThree pillars of DESD –Planet (Environment) –Economy –Community (UNESCO, 2002)

17 Why DESD? Awareness of Why DESD? Awareness of Planet issues Global Warming Greenland: Ice fjord has retreated six miles in just a few years. (http://travel.msn.com)

18 Why DESD? Awareness of Why DESD? Awareness of Economic issues Profit v Pollution

19 Why DESD? Awareness Why DESD? Awareness Community issues Racism and Intolerance Riotous assembly … a mob assaults a man with beer bottles at North Cronulla. By evening, youths of Middle Eastern background were out for revenge, which included vandalising more than 100 cars at Maroubra. Photo: Andrew Meares

20 Sustainable Development Sustainable Development Action v Inaction The quality of life for our children and their children will be affected by our actions and inactions! AP Photo

21 Sustainable Development and PECAS Centres Planet (Sustainable development) Economy (Sustainable development) Community (Sustainable development) And Self (Lifelong/Lifewide learning)

22 First PECAS Centre : Kuwait, opened on 22 Oct 2009

23 PECAS Centres Pecas is Spanish for freckles. Freckles can be warning signs for the future.

24 PECAS Centres Generic branding to promote IdentificationIdentification ImportanceImportance InformationInformation InvolvementInvolvement InterchangeInterchange

25 PECAS Centres: Format, Management & Funding Can be as simple as a display wall in a libraryCan be as simple as a display wall in a library Management decided by local participantsManagement decided by local participants Nonpartisan, balanced and autonomousNonpartisan, balanced and autonomous Inclusive representation especially youthInclusive representation especially youth SponsorshipSponsorship Fundraising through recycling projectsFundraising through recycling projects

26 PECAS Centre network PECAS Centre PECAS Centre PECAS Centre PECAS Centre

27 PECAS Centres As a global community our window of opportunity to adequately address…all areas of sustainable development, is short. Now is the time for us to act and we must act boldly. (United Nations, 2004)

28 PECAS Centres For more information Visit or


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