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International Training Programme on ESD in Formal Education (Dec 2008)


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Interactive training presentation on implementing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the national level. Delivered to Ministry of Education officials from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam at the International Training Programme on ESD in Formal Education’ held in Ahmedabad, India in December 2008

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International Training Programme on ESD in Formal Education (Dec 2008)

  1. 1. Advanced International Training Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Formal Education Ahmedabad, India December 2008 UNESCO Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
  2. 2. The Big Picture: National Level Sustainable Development Priorities MID-DECADE VISION Leadership: Ministerial and High-level Policy National and Regional Monitoring Reorienting Formal and Non-formal Curricula
  3. 3. The Big Picture: National Level Policy Srategies, Action plans, Inter-ministerial collaboration, National curriculum Implementation (formal, non-formal, informal education) Schools, Higher education institutions, NGOs, Private sector, Media, Research networks, Youth networks, etc.)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Focus ESD on national sustainable development priorities – Identify 3 or 4 key national sustainable development priorities, such as food security, literacy, health, climate change, etc., to develop a practical foundation for ESD and foster the knowledge, skills and values to address SD more generally. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate ESD into national development plans - ESD not only needs to be included on the national agenda, but also incorporated into national sustainable development strategies, national poverty reduction strategies, education sector development plans, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Build on existing structures - ESD should be strategized by mainstreaming into existing education processes and activities such as those of EFA </li></ul>Key Findings: Policy Asia-Pacific Member States…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Establish inter-ministerial support for ESD – Cross-sectoral collaboration is seen as essential for linking ESD to EFA, the MDGs and other programmes in order to address national sustainable development priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Internalize ESD within national budget structures - Budget ownership needs to be advocated for ESD within the relevant ministries, starting with education. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish support for capacity building – ESD capacity is needed for policy makers, for educators (to support the integration of thematic content into curricula, relevant pedagogy and learning), and for national ESD monitoring. </li></ul>Key Findings: Policy Asia-Pacific Member States…
  6. 6. Key Findings: Policy <ul><li>Possible Strategic Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify an ESD coordinator/focal point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a national coordinating group for ESD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and train on ESD with partner groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify, among all national SD priorities, the most pressing thematic priorities on which to initially focus ESD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set targets for SD priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop ESD activities to address priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a monitoring system (build on existing M&E structures) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement ESD activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review ESD activities annually </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Implementation: Sources of Learning <ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences/Seminars (e.g. 4th International Conference on Environmental Education, Ahmedabad) </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Research and information sharing (networks) </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Stakeholders (workshops, consultations, field trips, research and information sharing) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational institutions </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Youth networks </li></ul><ul><li>Research Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul>
  8. 8. Implementation: National Examples China Mongolia Japan Lao PDR Thailand
  9. 9. Case Studies: Roong Arun School, Thailand
  10. 10. <ul><li>Participatory Development Training Center (PADETC) – Lao PDR </li></ul><ul><li>TVE Asia-Pacific (TVEAP) – Asia-Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>MAS Holdings – Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>Local and Indigenous Navigation in the Pacific – Pacific Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Beluga School for life – Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Live & Learn – Asia-Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>ACCU Planet Materials – Asia-Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (TLSF) – Asia-Pacific </li></ul>Case Studies
  11. 11. <ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>  1. Take your time looking through the materials and resources for each case study. You will have approximately 20 minutes. For some cases, information will be found online. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Discuss with your colleagues, the following questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is this case study about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this a good example of ESD? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can this example be improved even more for ESD ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can be taken from this example to use or adapt for ESD my country? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3. After 20 minutes, change to a new case study. </li></ul>Case Studies
  12. 12. <ul><li>ACCU ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Beluga School for life ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>ESD-J ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Live & Learn ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Development Training Center (PADETC) ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>TVE Asia-Pacific (TVEAP) ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>  Roong Arun School ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (TLSF) – Asia-Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>( ) </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Bangkok ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations University (UNU) ( ) </li></ul>Resources
  13. 13. <ul><li>ACCU COEs and Innovations programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Asia-Pacific ESD NET (teacher education) </li></ul><ul><li>Asia-Pacific ESD Monitoring network </li></ul><ul><li>ESD Inter-university Network (Nagoya U. – Japan; Chulalongkorn U. – Thailand; Luneburg U. - Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>ESD-J </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Higher Education network (Iwate University network) </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO ASPnet </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>UNU RCEs </li></ul><ul><li>UNU ProsperNET </li></ul>Asia-Pacific Networks for ESD
  14. 14. <ul><li>What ESD lessons have you learned to date in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>What other ESD resources can you share? </li></ul><ul><li>What potential ESD networks exist in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you contribute to the ESD community in the future? </li></ul>Discussion questions
  15. 15. <ul><li>National ESD Coordinator : TBA </li></ul><ul><li>National ESD Monitoring Focal Point : Mr. Raju Babu Pudasaini, Section Officer, Nepal National Commission for UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Khatmandu : Mr. Tap Raj Pant ( [email_address] ), Education Programme Officer </li></ul><ul><li>ESD-Net : Tribhuvan University </li></ul><ul><li>ACCU : Innovation Programme in Environmental Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>UN Agencies : UN Habitat </li></ul><ul><li>UNU-RCEs : ? </li></ul><ul><li>Others : Kathmandu University </li></ul>Connecting ESD in Nepal
  16. 16. <ul><li>National ESD Coordinator : Ms. Renuka Peiris, Director, School Health and Nutrition, Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>National ESD Monitoring Focal Point : Mr. Prasanna Chandith, Deputy Secretay General, Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO New Delhi : Ms. Cecilia Barbieri, Educaiton Programme Specialist ( [email_address] ); Mr. Ram Boojh ( [email_address] ), Education Programme Officer </li></ul><ul><li>ACCU : TVEAP </li></ul><ul><li>UN Agencies : UNDP, UNFPA </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector : MAS Holdings </li></ul><ul><li>UNU-RCEs : ? </li></ul>Connecting ESD in Sri Lanka
  17. 17. <ul><li>National ESD Coordinator : Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, Secretary-General, Viet Nam National Commission for UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>National ESD Monitoring Focal Point : Secretariate, Viet Nam National Committee for the DESD </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Hanoi : Mr. Santosh Khatri ( [email_address] ); Education Programme Specialist; Ms. Katja Pelini, UNV Specialist in ESD ( [email_address] ) </li></ul><ul><li>ESD-Net : Mr. Tran Duc Tuan, Vice Director, Centre for ESD, Hanoi National University of Education </li></ul><ul><li>ACCU : Innovation Programme, Children with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>UNU-RCEs : ? </li></ul><ul><li>Others : VVOB </li></ul>Connecting ESD in Viet Nam
  18. 18. UNESCO Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education [email_address]