Eco-School International Programme as a tool for Sustainable Learning  Eigil Larsen National Coordinator Eco-Schools Denma...
Students Visions (1800, 13 y.o.) <ul><li>I have many ideas about how I can improve: </li></ul><ul><li>my daily life (a) </...
Students Commitment (1800, 13 y.o.) <ul><li>I would like to fight for improving: </li></ul><ul><li>my daily life (a) </li>...
” Achieving influence is very easy”  (3660, 13 – 15 y.o.) <ul><li>The students were asked about four different settings </...
Conclusions <ul><li>Children and youth actually want to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>They find it difficult to infl...
The IVAC-approach <ul><li>Investigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What it’s all about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it im...
Perspectives for the teaching <ul><li>Children want to be active </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate, ask questions, find an...
Eco-Schools: an overview <ul><li>Programme of  Fee  – Foundation for Environmental Education  </li></ul><ul><li>Whole-scho...
Eco-Schools: The Seven steps <ul><li>Establishment of an Eco-School Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Review </li>...
Eco-Schools: Growth * Estimated numbers
Eco-Schools: Numbers  2004/05  <ul><li>Total  Eco-Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Students   4.487.807 </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher...
Eco-School Coordinations <ul><li>International Coordination Ms Estela Gonçalves Pereira (Eco-Schools International Coordin...
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  1. 1. Eco-School International Programme as a tool for Sustainable Learning Eigil Larsen National Coordinator Eco-Schools Denmark The Danish Outdoor Council
  2. 2. Students Visions (1800, 13 y.o.) <ul><li>I have many ideas about how I can improve: </li></ul><ul><li>my daily life (a) </li></ul><ul><li>my school (b) </li></ul><ul><li>the World (c) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: a b c </li></ul><ul><li>Fully agree/Agree 49 47 58 </li></ul><ul><li>Does not agree or disagree 38 39 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Totally disagree/Disagree 12 14 10 </li></ul>From Prof. Bjarne Bruun Jensen Danish University of Education
  3. 3. Students Commitment (1800, 13 y.o.) <ul><li>I would like to fight for improving: </li></ul><ul><li>my daily life (a) </li></ul><ul><li>my school (b) </li></ul><ul><li>the World (c) </li></ul><ul><li>Aswer: a b c </li></ul><ul><li>Fully agree/agree 73 63 78 </li></ul><ul><li>Does not agree or disagree 21 30 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Totally disagree/Disagree 6 7 3 </li></ul>From Prof. Bjarne Bruun Jensen Danish University of Education
  4. 4. ” Achieving influence is very easy” (3660, 13 – 15 y.o.) <ul><li>The students were asked about four different settings </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure activities 36 % </li></ul><ul><li>Family 44 % </li></ul><ul><li>School 14 % </li></ul><ul><li>Society 6 % </li></ul>From Prof. Bjarne Bruun Jensen Danish University of Education
  5. 5. Conclusions <ul><li>Children and youth actually want to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>They find it difficult to influence </li></ul><ul><li>We have to develop a frame where we can develop children’s and youth empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>- on personal level, community level and society level towards citizenship </li></ul>
  6. 6. The IVAC-approach <ul><li>Investigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What it’s all about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How was it in former times and how has it changed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What alternatives can we imagine? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are conditions in other countries and other cultures? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we prefer and why? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action and change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What changes will bring us closer to our visions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What action possibilities exist in order to reach the changes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which actions will you carry out? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Perspectives for the teaching <ul><li>Children want to be active </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate, ask questions, find answers, express themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anther teacher role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help the children to investigate etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try to act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the schools as laboratory for actions, make suggestions for the council, try to act or start discussions in local community, make campaigns, being advisers etc. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Eco-Schools: an overview <ul><li>Programme of Fee – Foundation for Environmental Education </li></ul><ul><li>Whole-school environmental education, management and certification programme, based on EMAS / ISO 14001 </li></ul><ul><li>Local Agenda 21 at the level of the school and its community </li></ul><ul><li>Participative: pupils involved in all stages of process , decision-making and activities, other stakeholders collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Core themes: Energy, Water, Waste </li></ul><ul><li>NEW THEME: Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>& Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Green Flag as an eco-certification for good environmental practice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Eco-Schools: The Seven steps <ul><li>Establishment of an Eco-School Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Review </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Work </li></ul><ul><li>Informing and Involving </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-code </li></ul>
  10. 10. Eco-Schools: Growth * Estimated numbers
  11. 11. Eco-Schools: Numbers 2004/05 <ul><li>Total Eco-Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Students 4.487.807 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 233.533 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools 12.640 </li></ul><ul><li>Local Authorities 1.661 </li></ul>Actively Involved Students 2.310.344 Teachers 96.687 Schools 6.737 Local Authorities 952
  12. 12. Eco-School Coordinations <ul><li>International Coordination Ms Estela Gonçalves Pereira (Eco-Schools International Coordinator) c/o ABAE/FEE Portugal Ed. Vasco da Gama R. Gen Gomes Araujo Bloco C Piso I Sala 1.26/1.27 1350-355 Lisbon Portugal Tel + 351 21 394 2745 Fax: +351 21 394 2749 [email_address] www.eco-schools.org www.fee-international.org </li></ul><ul><li>German Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Robert Lorenz Deutsche Gesellschaft für Umwelterziehung e.V., DGU-Office Erfurt Albrechtstr. 40 99092 Erfurt Germany Tel.: +49 361 2119939 Fax: +49 361 2119940 e-mail: [email_address] www.umwelterziehung.de </li></ul>Danish Coordination Mr Eigil Larsen The Danish Outdoor Council Scandiagade 13 2450 København SV Tel.: +45 3379 0079 Fax: +45 33790179 [email_address] www.friluftsraadet.dk

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