Towards a Sustainable & Circular Future
Global school protests demand action on a climate changed. Growing climate anxiety amongst young people. It's all real and present. This module addresses a core Cymbrogi value - Sustainability - and reflects on why this, and Circular thinking, is now critical for educators,
in Wales and beyond.
How will you learn?
Engage with this vital topic through an exploration shaped by the enquiry question: What is sustainability and what might a sustainable future look like?
Navigate through each component using the > icon on the slides screen. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas and beliefs with others undertaking this module through our Cymbrogi Companions Network
What will you achieve?
This module will enable you to reflect on what sustainability is and how we can imagine and work towards more sustainable futures. We will explore what different futures might look like through examples of everyday materials - to embed understanding in tangible real world contexts.
This module has been designed as the first stage in a four part process of Understand - Explore - Materialise - Reflect.
Stage Two, Explore (Available in early Spring 2021), provides a hands on opportunity to develop and practice sustainability within your own contexts.
A range of Electives have been developed to provide you with additional opportunities to go deeper into the concepts and content covered within the Module.
Electives include mini-modules, additional linked resources and learning materials.
The Module in Context
The Full Experience
This Module is one of four online modules which form Stage 1 (Understand) of the Cymbrogi Companions Learning Journey.
Additional modules include Creativity & the Curriculum, Owning your Well-being and Learn to Collaborate, Collaborate to Learn.
Completion of this module will earn you 1 Cymbrogi Micro-Credit. 3 Micro-Credits enable access to Stage Two - Four (Explore, Materialise, Reflect).
Access through Upgrade | Engagement ~ 2-3 hours | Live Q&A | Network Support | 1 micro-credit
Welcome to the Module
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On completion of this Module you will gain access to the following elective mini-modules:
World’s Largest Lesson
Shifting knowledge to practice? It’s difficult to know where to start. This elective gives you a simple, creative idea to help introduce and communicate the Global Goals to your class. This resource can be printed and used in the classroom or as a guide for pupils to produce something similar.
An Economic Reality Check
This elective will get you taking a personal look at the themes considered in the Core Module of Sustainability and the Circular Economy. It encourages you to reflect on ‘what is economics?’ and recognise the environmental impact of all economic choices - big and small.
Farm to Fork to…
This elective seeks to consider how the food we buy can contribute to unsustainable practices. It invites you to take a look at what you buy and, more importantly, what you waste in the kitchen. Ideas and resources to introduce food waste minimisation at home and in school will be shared.
This elective seeks to explore ways of thinking about who makes our clothes and what’s in them. If we are going to shift to more sustainable systems in the fashion supply chain there’s lots to think about and do at all levels of society.
This elective seeks to encourage teachers to think about the life cycle of our technology, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of a circular technological economy.
Who will you learn with?
Dr Verity Jones, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education and Childhood at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is education advisor to the Global Goals Centre and the international sustainable charity Fashion Revolution.
People, Place, Purpose
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