Practical Sustainability for Primary Students

Details

Sustainability is a cross-curriculum priority, but incorporating it into your teaching can seem intimidating. Using the Sustainability Curriculum Framework’s definition of sustainability as “reducing our ecological footprint while simultaneously improving the quality of life that we value”, this session will introduce engaging, STEM-rich sustainability activities for almost every learning area. Discover how primary students can learn to reduce their environmental footprints at the same time as acquiring practical life skills, such as financial planning, nutrition and upcycling. During the session you will also have the opportunity to try out hands-on skills to pass on to your students (crafting supplies will be provided!).

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Discover how practical life skills can empower students to make a significant and tangible difference to their world
  • Understand how to incorporate the Australian Curriculum’s sustainability cross- curriculum priority into your teaching
  • Learn STEM-rich approaches that address sustainability across seven different learning areas, from English to technologies
  • Practise hands-on skills you can share with your students

Additional Information

SKU CONF2020JAH
Session Session 1 - 8:45am - 10:30am
Day Day 4
Topic Sustainability

Sustainability is a cross-curriculum priority, but incorporating it into your teaching can seem intimidating. Using the Sustainability Curriculum Framework’s definition of sustainability as “reducing our ecological footprint while simultaneously improving the quality of life that we value”, this session will introduce engaging, STEM-rich sustainability activities for almost every learning area. Discover how primary students can learn to reduce their environmental footprints at the same time as acquiring practical life skills, such as financial planning, nutrition and upcycling. During the session you will also have the opportunity to try out hands-on skills to pass on to your students (crafting supplies will be provided!).

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Discover how practical life skills can empower students to make a significant and tangible difference to their world
  • Understand how to incorporate the Australian Curriculum’s sustainability cross- curriculum priority into your teaching
  • Learn STEM-rich approaches that address sustainability across seven different learning areas, from English to technologies
  • Practise hands-on skills you can share with your students