Hypothesis&research outline final

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Hypothesis&research outline final

  1. 1. Making sense of theworld when you’re sixPrimary Education and Environmental Systems Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  2. 2. This thesis presents the hypothesis that youngchildren can gain a deep and systemic understanding of their place in the greater complex world when the concept of environmental interdependence is included in primary education through creativity and systems thinking. As opposed to current society’s predominant state of passivity, the consequential values and behaviors that arise from this understanding will create an environmentally motivated society that actively nurtures and helps restore our shared eco-systems. Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  3. 3. Research Outline Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  4. 4. I: Introduction 1. Hypothesis 2. Concept and Importance http://www.desd.org/index.htm Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  5. 5. II: Education for Sustainability 1. Concept and Importance of Sustainbility http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/ sustainability.shtml 2. Current Models & Methods of Teaching EfS The Cloud Institute http://www.cloudinstitute.org/ Center For Ecoliteracy http://www.ecoliteracy.org/ Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  6. 6. II: Education for Sustainability(continued) 2.Current Models & Methods of Teaching EfS (continued) The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World Edited by Arran Stibbe Young Children and the Environment: Early Education for Sustainability By Julie M. Davis Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  7. 7. III: Converting Awareness to Action 1. Creativity Blue School NYC http://blueschool.org/ The Invention of Kidergarten http://www.chicagohumanities.org/Genres/ Philosophy/Norman-Brosterman-Invention-of- Kindergarten.aspx 2. Systems Thinking What is Systems Thinking? http://learningforsustainability.net/research/ systems_thinking.php http://www.ecoliteracy.org/philosophical- grounding/systems-perspective Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  8. 8. IV: Project 1. Project Description 2. Working Methodology 3. Implementation 4. Feedback ProcessV: Conclusion Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012
  9. 9. Thank You Hypothesis & Research Outline // Charlene Sequeira // Directed Research // Tom Klinkowstein // Summer 2012

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