MY GREEN WORLD
MY GREEN WORLD
PROJECT: Mobility of Pupils
TARGET GROUP: Primary/Secondary/Upper-secondary School Students
The United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development states: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.”
Education for Sustainability is a top priority in today’s schools, as our society strives to strike a balance between environmental, social, cultural, political and economic imperatives that impact on our future. As students will become the next generation of adults, young children must be educated on sustainability-related topics so they can learn to make informed decisions and take proactive steps toward a sustainable society.
At the end of the program, the students will be able to;
- Make a real difference to educating themselves for the future
- Play their unique role about the educational ecosystem
- Develop the knowledge, skills, values and world-views necessary for them to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living
- Reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world.
- Reduce the school’s ecological footprint, embedding sustainable practices in their everyday lives.
- Understand their roles and responsibilities in looking after the school environment and beyond, and how they can lead more sustainable lifestyles.
- Develop a deep understanding of their relationship with the environment and how their choices and actions can support sustainable living.
- Learn of the impact that lifestyle choices can make in the natural world
- Take action for sustainability around their school to create sustainable patterns of living
Objectives of the Course:
- Being an environmentally friendly and sustainable person.
- Understanding of their responsibility to the environment and the importance of sustainable living
- Discovering the importance of climate education and outdoor learning
- Exploring the importance of sustainability in the outside
- Starting implementing climate and sustainability learning outdoors
- Integrating sustainability into their everyday life
- Seeing how changing one aspect of our world affects others
- Leading a sustainable lifestyle and sharing their journey with other students
- Collaborative activities
- Empathy and creative expression
- Social interactions
- Decision making
Mentoring & Monitoring:
Before the mobility:
- Anatolia Education arranges all the practicalities for both host school and sending school, revise the program with both parties and be sure everything will be well arranged in advance.
During the mobility:
- A professional trainer / mentor accompanies the group, mentor them about the content of the program and also monitor the progress of the pupils. The trainer/mentor prepares a group report and also personal report for each of the participants at the end of the activity. The reports are sent to both sending and hosting schools to evaluate the success of the program.
- A short evaluation form is applied at the end of the program to monitor the success of the activity.
- Certificate of Participation and Europass mobility Document are prepared to validate the mobility
After the mobility:
- Anatolia Education keeps the contact with both parties after the mobility and assist them whenever they are in need to put what they have gained into practice at schools or disseminate the activity at various platforms.
09:00-09:45 Welcome meeting with the peers at the host school
Ice-breaking activities (games for introduction)
10:00-11:00 “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. With that activity, students will learn what these terms mean and discover why sustainable use of natural resources is so important.
11:15-12:00 “A Peek at Packaging” In this activity, students will examine the pros and cons of different packaging strategies.
13:00-15:00 Brainstorming on reduce, reuse and recycle and packaging process of items and goods.
09:00-09:45 Energizing Activities
10:00-11:00 “Energy Sleuths” With that activity, students will learn about the different sources, advantages, and disadvantages to their use, and how energy is used in their daily lives.
11:15-12:00 “Waste Watchers” ın that activity, the students conduct an audit of the energy they use in their own homes and create an action plan to reduce energy use.
13:00-15:00 an online “carbon calculator.” That activity helps students understand how the choices they make have an impact on the planet
09:00-09:45 “Our Changing World” That activity helps students see how changing one aspect of our world affects others, students make a graphic organizer connecting natural resources, energy, and human activities.
10:00-11:00 “A Look at Lifestyles” With that activity, students can reflect on their own lifestyles, and identify trade-offs between simple subsistence and the modern technology-based living.
11:15-12:00 Examples of how young environmentalists have made a difference.
13:00-17:00 Outdoor Activities (visit to some cultural and historical places)
09:00-09:45 “I have a Dream” activity for Future Lifestyle to protect the environment. With that activity each pupil thinks about their dream future and how they can manage that.
10:00-11:00 Creating a brochure using Canva related to their dream
11:15-12:00 Presenting the brochure
13:00-15:00 Outdoor Activities (the pupils play some traditional outdoor activities with their peers in the school garden or a nearby park)
09:00-09:45 Creating evaluation form using google forms
10:00-11:00 filling out the evaluation forms
11:15-12:00 Feedback session and Certificates
13:00-15:00 Farewell Party