University of Technology Sydney

010052 Environmental Sustainability Education

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This subject investigates ways in which education for sustainability can be incorporated into the K–6 curriculum, in particular HSIE/Geography and Science and Technology, and the mandate for its inclusion. Implications for literacy are also explored. Education for sustainability involves recognising the need to understand the world around us and how it works, natural and human/social systems and how they interrelate, and their causes and effects. The subject also investigates and supports the development of the skills and experience necessary in implementing, integrating and evaluating related teaching/learning experiences in NESA curriculum documents. A third strand of the subject addresses values such as a commitment to an understanding of environmental sustainability, as well as related causes and effects, such as social justice, social action, globalisation, economics, intercultural understanding, democratic processes and responsible uses of technologies.

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