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A growing conception
‘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.
across all aspects of
conservation so that
critical thinking, systems
transferable skills are
water quality and natural resources
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..
Nurturing enjoyment of public land
The importance of nature, life cycles and
ecology for human existence
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
Spiritual Beliefs around
Equity of shared resources
Healing properties of the natural world
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.
Engagement in Natural
Connecting students to the wonder of the
natural world as it occurs.
Providing natural materials and resources
for exploration and to build knowledge
Growing and Cooking food
Scientific and inquiry based learning
experiences, field and lab work.