Presentation on theme: "Www.sustain.no A potential international support system for Education for Sustainable Development."— Presentation transcript:
www.sustain.no A potential international support system for Education for Sustainable Development
www.sustain.no Meet Otto a cod, in the North Sea Environmental challenges for Otto first weeks: Born with toxic chemicals Feeds on microlayer, highly contaminated UV-radiation affects his growth Nutrients produces toxic algae's, reduces his food Climate change changes his feeding areas After some months: Very difficult to get away from the industrial fleet Moves coast outside Africa Meets Helen, just to become father – no success Caught by the EU fleet Sold as ecological sound product due to new fishing gears
www.sustain.no Lessons learned in Norway Pupils experience that they are able to contribute something useful to society. They do real work and produce high-quality results. Impressive concrete results can be achieved when many schools join together Better learning and working environment when the school leadership, maintenance people, teachers and pupils co-operate.
www.sustain.no Lessons learned in Norway The Network gives legitimacy to interdisciplinary, action- oriented teaching methods. Teachers and schools receive the support they need for these learning approaches. Co-operation with heavy ministries and research/scientific institutions lends credibility to the schools work. The network creates win-win situations between the schools and other parts of the society
www.sustain.no Good mixture of thematic issues? Biological diversity Climate and air quality Consumption and resources Democracy and participation Energy and renewable resources Water issues
www.sustain.no How to proceed? The Norwegian Directorate is open for: Maintain the solution at our current servers for international use Make this prototype into an ENSI ICT operational product – thereby also basis for ENSI evaluation projects later Develop it further in 2006 with active involvement from other countries Establish an international operational editorial board
www.sustain.no Contact information: Astrid Sandås, Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education Astrid.Sandas@utdanningsdirektoratet.no : +47 23 30 13 18 Astrid.Sandas@utdanningsdirektoratet.no Geir Endregard, NILU firstname.lastname@example.org : +47 63 80 81 10 email@example.com Brage Frøland, School laboratory Univ. in Bergen firstname.lastname@example.org : +47 55 58 24 15 email@example.com