Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Te Pūmanawa Rangahau Kōhungahunga
Research Seminar, Saturday 12 May 2018
Education For Sustainability In Early Childhood Education: Making It Real
This symposium explores what sustainability means for early childhood care and education (ECCE) in Aotearoa. UNESCO states that sustainability “has to be integrated in all curricula of formal education, including early childhood care and education”. Sustainability means developing in the present, without exceeding available resources and without causing future harm. Sustainability is not just environmental, being also social and economic. Symposium presenters will address sustainability in a range of ways, including keynotes, brilliant bursts, discussion and workshops to expand our understandings of sustainability goals in practice in early childhood care and education in Aotearoa and emphasising some of the cultural, linguistic, social, environmental and political implications of these goals for ECCE. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002474/247444e.pdf
The Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) is partnering with the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) and the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) to develop a joint position statement on environmental education. The output of this project should be a solid consensus position across the three organisations, supported by a peer reviewed publication of the research on which it is based. We hope that this will provide a robust basis on which to base future advocacy activities in relation to environmental education.
The first phase of research into practitioners’ views on environmental education is a short 15-minute survey. We invite you to go and complete the survey at Environmental Education Position Paper. Feel free to circulate link this to any of your contacts who are active in environmental education as well. A bigger sample will make our findings even more robust.
We will also be conducting an arts-based research workshop at the AAEE Conference in the Gold Coast in October and would be thrilled if you are able to join us. This will give us very rich qualitative data to help interpret the survey findings.
For further information on this project please email Sally Birdsall – email@example.com
The 2017 NZAEE Annual Report can be viewed at: http://nzaee.org.nz/publications/
Seaweek is an annual event, run by NZAEE, allowing New Zealanders to come together and celebrate the sea. It provides a wide range of opportunities for people to learn about our fantastic marine environment and share their experiences of the sea.
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As a member of NZAEE you will have access to a national network of environmental and sustainability educators and supporters, opportunities to participate in local branch activities, professional development via conferences, workshops and seminars, up-to-date news about environmental education and sustainability initiatives around the country, and a voice to Government about your issues.
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