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Education for sustainable development for children

Malmö

Detailed description of the Good Practice

A free resource for schools who want to improve their education for sustainable development (ESD), with focus on climate issues. The main target are pupils between the age range of 14-19, and the raised awareness is supposed to help influence their attitudes to lessen their overall environmental impact.

ecological education
awareness raising

Objectives of the Good Practice

One of the purposes of the project is to make it easier for teachers, and to improve ESD on all Malmö schools. Klimatakuten also aims to create a forum for a dialog to raise awareness of climate and consumption issues. The main target are pupils between the age of 14-19, with the inclusion teachers.

Participants of the Good Practice

schools
teahcers and pupils

Target group of the Good Practice

pupils

Funding of the Good Practice

The financial resources during the project period were one person employed as project leader during 15 months, 50%.

More Details of the Good Practice

We produced an updated version and adapted an existing teacher’s guide for distribution to schools. We are currently processing a bigger contact surface with schools along with ongoing visits. We are also under the process of designing suitable lectures for the pupils and teachers with our next aim being to promote these to schools. We also developed good material to support while giving these lectures.
Results

Interesting discussions, with raised awareness and interest among the target groups were produced as a result (with teachers included). The overall outcome of this is to create knowledge and an increased will (within the target groups) to lessen the overall environmental impact of the pupils and teachers.
Critical Success Factors / Challenges

Reader friendly teachers guides, and a flexible lecture structure: The lectures can differ in length and content with regards to climate/consumption issues. The lecturer giving the presentation will try to comprehend and focus on what has specifically captured the pupils interest.

Documentation and documents

Pepesec Energy planning
www.pepesecenergyplanning.eu

Available files

Contact details

Dagmar Gormsen (Dagmar.gormsen@malmo.se), Head of Unit Climate Change, Environment Department,
City of Malmö.
Telephone:

Data sources and references

http://www.pepesecenergyplanning.eu/archives/14 (Accessed July, 7, 2009)