Green Teaching shows teachers how to introduce an awareness of the planet for young people, as part of the curriculum. Nature pedagogy encourages all educators to embrace eco-logical choices and to use nature as the location, resource and context for learning. The author draws on international research and case studies to offer a way forward, to embed green teaching to transform education.
Leadership for Sustainability is a cry for schools to installed practices including those recognised by inspectors, for the benefit of all. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, young people the world over are calling for more action on climate change, to better protect their futures. Yet they cannot do this alone. They rely on people in positions of power to set the necessary changes in motion, including in their own communities.
The author sets out how school leaders can embed eco practices into the daily running of their schools, which will also benefit students. The plan includes the ‘five Cs of sustainability’ which are:
The book offer a detailed analysis of where we are now in terms of environmental impact, and lays out a road map to help schools move towards effective eco-friendly provision. It shares practical examples and suggested ideas to encourage further thought and discussion. The book is suitable for school leaders, teachers and teacher trainers, and for any professionals who work in environmental education.
Dr David Dixon was a primary school teacher for 15 years, before becoming a headteacher for 20 years. In that time, he promoted the twin causes of environmental education and sustainability, which formed the central ethos of his schools. He is now a freelance education consultant, helping individual schools to link sustainability with school improvement.