Eco literacy pp amanda wallace

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  • 1. Eco Literacy A growing conception Presented by Amanda Wallace
  • 2. Definition  ‘Eco-literate’ refers to the ability to understand the interactions between human systems – transportation, energy, building, commerc e and industry and natural systems.  Educating for Eco Literacy is a way to shape awareness and engagement with these issues for life.
  • 3. Eco Knowledge Building knowledge across all aspects of conservation so that critical thinking, systems understanding and transferable skills are developed.
  • 4. Knowledge of  local ecology,  ecosystem health  food sources  conservation challenges  science literacy  horticultural practices  water quality and natural resources
  • 5. Eco Intelligence Similar to Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiply Intelligences, where we apply a range of intelligences to build knowledge. Eco -literacy suggests by cultivating a deeper connection to ecosystems an emotional connection to our wider world, this in turn shapes sustained attitudes and beliefs around the value and importance of the environment for human existence..
  • 6. Attitudes towards  Environmental careers  Nurturing enjoyment of public land  Scientific research  The importance of nature, life cycles and ecology for human existence
  • 7. Eco Beliefs Developing a deeper spiritual and cultural connection to the land and natural resources. Lessons that can be learnt from Indigenous Communities in and around earth stewardship.
  • 8. Spiritual Beliefs around  Earth stewardship  Regeneration  Equity of shared resources  Healing properties of the natural world  Biodiversity  Indigenous knowledge
  • 9. ECO Experiences Embedding into the curriculum the use of natural resources, learning about lifecycles and the wonder of the changing seasons allows children to connect with and contribute to their wider world.
  • 10. Engagement in Natural Experiences  Connecting students to the wonder of the natural world as it occurs.  Providing natural materials and resources for exploration and to build knowledge across curriculum.  Outdoor Classrooms  Growing and Cooking food  Scientific and inquiry based learning experiences, field and lab work.