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Sustainable Futures: Addressing sustainability at the ASMS.Andrew Stone and Terry O’Reilly
The ASMS • A public school that caters for years 10 – 12. • Purpose designed open learning environment • 360 students and 35 teaching staff.
Platforms of Innovation at the ASMS INNOVATION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Why interdisciplinary curriculum? • Real world problems do not come in disciplinary shaped boxes. (OECD, PISA). • Climate Change, • Water security, • New sciences of neuroscience, nanotechnology cross ‘traditional’ disciplines.
Interdisciplinary Curriculum • “Rigorous disciplinary understanding requires that students come to view the disciplines as the knowledge and thinking tools that our societies construct and revise to make sense of the world, explain phenomena, solve problems, create products and ask novel questions in informed ways.” (Boix-Mansilla and Jackson,2011)
AC Cross-curriculum priorities • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia • Sustainability
Essential Questions • How are Earth systems interdependent and interrelated? • How do human actions impact on global systems? • How can we achieve a sustainable future? • How are scientific questions investigated? • How have human induced changes challenged sustainability?
The Ethnosphere • "This century will not be remembered for its wars or for its technological innovations. It’s going to be remembered as the era in which we stood by and either actively endorsed or passively accepted the massive destruction of cultural diversity on the planet.“ Wade Davis
The Ethnosphere “All cultures are always changing. They are always dancing with new ideas and possibilities. We must stress the problem is not change. Nor is the problem technology per se. The Iroquois warriors did not stop being Iroquois when they gave up the bow and arrow for the rifle, anymore than the American farmer stopped being an American when he gave up the horse and buggy for the automobile. It is neither change nor technology that threatens the integrity of the ethnosphere, it is power of cultural domination.” Wade Davis
Evidence of Learning • Titration of Brukunga Water sample • Sustainable Home Design • Water Issues Community Forum • Sustainability design Investigation • The Oral Tradition • Earth Summit
Sustainable Home Design • Sustainability OI 3-9
The oral tradition Gary Larson The Far Side
Earth Summit • Sustainability Organising Ideas 4-8