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1 Embedding Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship into Work-Based Learning Jan Morgan & Yvonne Jones Swansea University ESDGC Team In partnership with Powys Training

2 Aims of the PowerPoint Awareness-raising for WBL staff about ESDGC Impart a greater understanding of Global Citizenship and development issues Highlight issues connected with ESDGC Link to activities that help embed ESDGC within WBL

3 Sustainability/Sustainable Development “Development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” Brundtland Report 1987 Sustainability is a goal we can aspire to. Sustainable development is the process of moving closer to sustainability. It is controversial because there is often disagreement on the best way to make progress.

4 Three Pillars of Sustainability http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nested_sustainability-v2.gif Nested Sustainability The Three-Legged Stool

5 Global citizenship is about… The links between society, the economy and the environment, and between our own lives and others throughout the world The relationships between power, resources and human rights, and how we can influence these The local and global implications of our actions How we can make sustainable choices that benefit local and global communities

6 Powys Training Vision Statement Through inspirational Lifelong Learning we will change the values of people and influence the decisions they make to support sustainable living for future generations

7 Education for SD & GC ESDGC is a process, it involves; Promoting debate and discussion Presenting both sides of an argument Supporting arguments with facts Developing critical thinking and problem- solving skills Investigating issues in depth Encouraging learner participation & local/global responsibility

8 Why embed ESDGC into WBL? To prepare staff and learners for changing lifestyles and society, e.g. peak oil, globalisation, climate change etc. To ensure that staff and learners are prepared for changes in the world of work, and within qualifications delivered, Awarding Bodies are already addressing this To keep in line with current trends in the educational sector To develop and encourage critical-thinking and reflective learning skills

9 Why embed ESDGC into WBL? To meet WAG, ESTYN and Sector Skills Councils’ requirements To develop and encourage the values and ethos of your training organisation as a beacon of good practice, increasing its sustainability To develop and encourage values and actions that help the sustainability of our planet Add your own…

10 Facilitated dialogue topics around ESDGC Climate change, weather patterns, drought, floods Globalisation, movement of businesses, economic growth, immigration, equity Media, stereotyping, images, social networking, cyber-bullying Citizenship, local & global, pressure groups, participation, respect for others Rights & responsibilities

11 7 Key Themes linked to ESDGC ESDGC Natural Environment Consumption & Waste Identity & Culture Healthy Living Climate Change Wealth & Poverty Choices & Decisions

12 ESDGC ‘buzz words’ to link to the 7 Key Themes: EconomicSocialEnvironmental Production/consumptionPopulationBiodiversity GlobalisationPovertyPollution Resource ownershipResource useResource depletion Financial systemsHealthClimate change Employment legislationEmploymentCO2 emissions AdvertisingEducation/trainingDeforestation Cross-cutting themes: waste, transport, cultural diversity & language, emigration/immigration, population growth, communication, governance, justice etc. Add some of your own…


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