S8 Sustainable Development in Education

(14 customer reviews)

124,00  (Price excluding tax 100,00 )

  • 100% online, start instantly and study at your own schedule.
  • Approximately 20 hours of studies.
  • Taught in English by Dr. Marianne Juntunen.
  • Intermediate Level. For teachers with teaching experience (suitable for pre-primary, primary and secondary/higher secondary teachers). We strongly encourage to have completed  Module 1 for best learning experience.
  • Discuss and comment. Share ideas and communicate with teachers from around the world.
  • Written assignment. Design a lesson plan and receive personal feedback from EduGems.
  • Receive a Certificate upon completion of quizzes and submission of a written assignment.
"The experience of Finland is one of the most important educational experiences in education in the world. I gained good experience from the information provided in the introduction course Education for Sustainable Development, especially sustainable development methods and interdisciplinary learning. Walaa Aldebal, Teacher from Syria"See other reviews

Description

Sustainable Development in Education online course for teachers helps you to include engaging sustainable development themes to your lessons.

During this training you will learn the fundamentals of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and learn to apply phenomenal sustainable development issues to education. You will learn to introduce and discuss new wicked science topics with your students; learn how to motivate students with positive pedagogy; learn how to use holistic, inquiry-based, student-centered project-based approaches; learn how to support the learning of 21st century and action competence skills.

Goal:

  • To know new practices from Finland, suitable to be applied at your school / in your teaching
  • To be ready to start using positive strength-based feedback and learning
  • Have tools to engage your students using holistic science perspectives

Learning outcomes:

After completing the module you:
    • Understand why, how and what about ESD.
    • Recognise 21st century skills and ways to promote them
    • Recognise the main features of the Finnish National Curriculum and education model that support ESD
    • Feel inspired through new ideas and values for creating a sustainable world, and motivated to encourage your students towards a stronger sustainability mindset
    • Feel comfortable to create lesson plans that incorporate ESD
    • Be informed about different tools and resources about ESD you can use in your own teaching

Sustainable Development in Education is an online, self-paced course, a general program. You will earn a course certificate including personal feedback after sending in a learning report.

The producer of this course, EduGems, is an online Learning Academy from Finland, bringing you the world’s top pedagogical expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Contents:

This module is the second out of three ESD and STEAM Teacher Training modules. We have designed this module to build your confidence and action skills! 
Lesson 1. Understand the research-based challenges and opportunities teachers face when implementing sustainability into teaching
Lesson 2. How to plan ESD teaching? Flipped learning as one method
Lesson 3. Why is there an urgent need for implementing ESD to different subjects?
Lesson 4. What kind of approaches could ESD in schools involve?
Lesson 5. Why are Action Competence skills important? How can you support these skills in your students?
Lesson 6. How is it to live and teach in Lapland?
Lesson 7. Design a lesson plan.
During this module you will:
  • Study the fundamental concepts of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Explore the challenges and opportunities in ESD
  • Study the main components and features of  holistic, inquiry-based, student-centered and project-based approaches for ESD
  • Familiarize yourself with new wicked science topics and how to introduce and discuss them with your students
  • Go over different examples of how to use holistic, inquiry-based, student-centered project-based approaches.
  • Revise the theory and practical examples to support competence skills in your students.
  • Hear from experts about the National Curriculum and best Finnish practices to incorporate sustainability in schools’ daily life.
  • Complete different reading and reflection tasks about your own learning during the course.
  • Get support and guidance on designing a lesson plan * that incorporates ESD in your teaching.
* The lesson plan is a requisite to achieve a certificate from this course.
The objective is to localise its content as much as possible with your local issues (school/community), and integrate into the lesson plan the most important concepts and elements of ESD that have been discussed in the course. You will receive personalised feedback and improvement suggestions about your lesson plan from EduGems pedagogical team of ESD experts.

Completion methods: online and self-paced, videos, reading materials, learning report to fill in and send in

Duration: approx. 15-20 hours
Target group: For all teachers of pre-primary, primary and secondary/higher secondary. For all subject/level teachers/school administration, etc
Produced by: EduGems Finland
Access to the course: 30 days
Suggested courses to combine with this course: B6, S8, S9, S10.

This course is Module 2 in Online Learning Pathway by EduGems Finland. See also courses B6 (Module 1) S9 (Module 3) and S10 (Module 4).

Recommended online courses and trainings to combine with this course:  B1 Cornerstones of Finnish education, B6 Educational Approaches in Finland – “Teach like Teachers in Finland!”, S1 Introduction to Finnish STEAM education, and Teaching and Learning 21st Century Skills – online webinar.

 

14 reviews for S8 Sustainable Development in Education

  1. Walaa Aldebal

    The experience of Finland is one of the most important educational experiences in education in the world. I gained good experience from the information provided in the introduction course Education for Sustainable Development, especially sustainable development methods and interdisciplinary learning.

    Walaa Aldebal, Teacher from Syria

  2. johanna.jarvinen-taubert

    This course truly represents the modern 21st century pedagogy and Finnish educational expertise. It is a pure joy to follow a course that is based on scientific research and trainer’s own experience as a teacher. I warmly recommend this course to anyone interested in sustainable development in education!

    Johanna Järvinen-Taubert
    Pedagogical Director
    Learning Scoop, Finland

  3. Ms Shraddha Rajak

    The course has been very informative and eye-opening to me. It is obvious to me now the urgency and the benefits of implementing a holistic approach to Chemistry teaching. It has truly inspired me to continue studying this topic.

    Ms Shraddha Rajak
    Co-Ordinator/Teacher
    Asmita English School
    Nepal

  4. Zainab Mansoory, Apple Green Private School, Oman

    I believe in order to make this work, drastic changes need to be made. These changes come from the top of the hierarchy. If passionate teachers (& I highlight the word passionate) are educated about the matter, if the awareness is there then surely it will get passed down to students slowly but surely. I also believe consistency is key here. ESD isn’t a one off thing. It needs to be consistently taught, revised and implemented for results.
    Personally speaking, I would want to teach them the importance of saving food and water especially during a day and age where poverty still exists around the world.

  5. Vasile Alecsandri Theoretical Lyceum, Moldova

    Our team is in the process of implementing the STEAM activities provided in the course. We have had a great experience providing the first and the second lesson. The age of the pupils and the forms we have chosen are: 3rd form ( age 9-10), 5-th form ( age 11-12) 7th form ( age 14-15). At the lessons, Science, Chemistry and Biology subjects teachers were invited to cooperate. We made a real boom in our school showing another aspect of education, education that really matters for our future. Parents are impressed by the motivation of their kids searching and exploring information about the materials, how they are used and what the reason is for the raw materials.

  6. Ivan Dorjee Lepcha, Paljor Namgyal Girls’ School

    Going through the modules was an eye opener in many sense. Starting form how we become a better teacher and how we can develop a positive environment in the classroom and the enormous responsibility of shaping a future generation to be more sensitive towards global issues. Knowing about the educational system in Finland – the aspects like free education, non-competitiveness, activity-based learning and assessment for learning were key takeaways and we shall try to adopt some in our classes. We realised that there are many ill-practices in India that have become a sort of ‘norm’ but this course has made us realise that they have a much greater negative impact and should be addressed / educated as soon as possible. At present, environmental education is a separate subject in most schools here in India but in this course we have learned that the ESD can be integrated by every teacher in his/her lesson. This itself would be the top priority of our project goal.

  7. Roland Giba Babila, Cameroon

    I felt liberated as some of my colleagues have been questioning my teaching style since it doesn’t look like their traditional way.
    As per the time I took to complete the training, I took about one month. I am sorry that I cannot give the number of hours. I benefited from the fact that my school is on break and I could concentrate on the training. My students will return to meet a transformed teacher.

  8. Hilda Bisona Sama, Cameroon

    I feel renewed, reformed and enriched by this course. I’ll start the new academic year fully enriched with great skills and techniques to help in the teaching-learning process.
    No exactly sure how many hours it took for me to complete this course but i know it took a couple of weeks – say 2 -3 weeks.
    Thanks so much EduGems for this great course. Looking forward to more courses from EduGems.

  9. Tania M.Hodges – Teacher, Cambodia

    This course has enabled me to discover the importance of sustainability and not only focus on 21st century learning but instead to work on solutions that will benefit the generations to come to solve at least some aspects of the wicked problems in the modern world.
    Dr. Juntunen is doing a phenomenal job by educating and creating awareness of sustainability amongst educators.

  10. Vasile Alecsandri Theoretical Lyceum – group of teachers, Moldova

    We learned and clarified many educational concepts such as Holistic and Inquiry-based Education for Sustainable Development, we understood that very simple actions can bring big impact on both students and teachers. It is worth gaining a deep understanding of STEAM, ESD and 21st century skills. Attending this training anyone can pick up best practices in pedagogical field.
    The material is well structured and diverse (audio, video, PDF files, links). This makes the learning an active and engaging process. More than that, the discussions threads is the best way to demonstrate understanding and to share experience. The nice Introduction videos welcome and motivate. It is a bit time consuming but worthy!

  11. Paljor Namgyal Girls’ School – group of teachers, India

    Going through the modules 1 and 2 was an eye opener in many sense. Starting form how we become a better teacher and how we can develop a positive environment in the classroom and the enormous responsibility of shaping a future generation to be more sensitive towards global issues. Knowing about the educational system in Finland – the aspects like free education, non-competitiveness, activity-based learning and assessment for learning were key takeaways and we shall try to adopt some in our classes. We realised that there are many ill-practices in India that have become a sort of ‘norm’ but this course has made us realise that they have a much greater negative impact and should be addressed / educated as soon as possible. At present, environmental education is a separate subject in most schools here in India but in this course we have learned that the ESD can be integrated by every teacher in his/her lesson. This itself would be the top priority of our project goal.
    ESD is not taught properly in most teacher -training programs. So we highly recommend that every teacher must go through modules like this to give a better perspective of his/her teaching.

  12. Colegio Stratford – group of teachers, Mexico

    We consider it essential that this information should be known to as many educators as possible. The way of teaching in Finland has inspired us because in the region where we live (Mexico) education is far from this model. We stick with their DNA and share their values, we admire their nature and the work they have accomplished so far.

  13. Raju Baral – Teacher, Nepal

    The training is an eye-opener for teaching with ESD approach as well as it has been tested by time through research. It also has opened the doors to learn how Finnish education are leading ahead from everyone. I truly would recommend that every educators should go for this training.

  14. Bee Tin Teoh – Teacher, Malaysia

    Thank you so much to give us such a wonderful learning experience. I came from Malaysia, studying and living in Australia, somehow I found there is something wrong with the school system. Then I went back and started my own academy in my country where I focused more on students’ autonomous independent learning style, I received not a very welcoming respond. Until I learned from your first module, my approach sits very well in the Finland national education framework. Having to say that, there are still elements in my teaching approach that I need to fine tune them. I am in peace and I am very happy with what I am striving for. Words cannot express how much I felt about this program and landed in this program. Keep up the good work and together we bring change to the planet.

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