slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) From Saskatchewan to the U.N. Lyle A. M. Benko PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) From Saskatchewan to the U.N. Lyle A. M. Benko

Loading in 2 Seconds...

  share
play fullscreen
1 / 14
kylan-hartman

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) From Saskatchewan to the U.N. Lyle A. M. Benko - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

133 Views
Download Presentation
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) From Saskatchewan to the U.N. Lyle A. M. Benko
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. SCIEMATICS 2008“Evolving Through Literacy”Friday, October 10, 2008Centennial High School Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) From Saskatchewan to the U.N. Lyle A. M. Benko Co-Coordinator U.N.U. RCE Saskatchewan www.saskrce.ca

  2. OVERVIEW:ESD from Saskatchewan to the U.N. • 1. Introduction and Background • 2. What is “literacy”? • 3. What is “scientific literacy”? • 4. The role of (Science) Education in “Evolving through Literacy” • 5. What is Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? • 6. What is the role of a teacher in ESD in Saskatchewan? • 7. Sources of Resources • 8. The Evolution of ESD Continues for Science Teachers • 9. Questions and Discussion • 10. Closure and EVALUATION

  3. Introduction: What are your needs from this presentation? *Please take a moment and jot down two or three items you would like to see covered during this session.

  4. Background:From Saskatchewan to the U.N.The evolution and learning path of “literacy”(My Experiences and background) • 1972 to present: Science teacher, Consultant, Supervisor, Administrator • 1996 to present Faculty of Education U of R • Special Education Projects: • A) Costa Rica (IDRC) 1991 and 1997 • B) U of Quintana Roo Yucatan July,1997 • C) Sustainability Presentation to Sciematics 1998 • D) International Climate Change Institute (Aspen Colorado) Aug. 1999 • >>>SEMI-Retired after 32 years of teaching in 2002<<< • E) Director Climate Change Education Saskatchewan (2004) • F) Co-Coordinator U.N.U. RCE Saskatchewan (2007) • G) President: L*A*M*B* Environmental & Educational Consulting (Inc) 2000 • H) Case Presentation to U.N. New York (May, 2007)

  5. 2: What is Literacy? • What are the various components of a “literate” person? • Webster’s Dictionary (page 496) • “one who is lettered, educated”

  6. 3. What is “Scientific” Literacy? • “The scientifically literate person understands the nature of science and scientific knowledge.” • Saskatchewan Science Curricula (k-12) • 1987 to 2005 • *Dimensions of Scientific Literacy (DSL’s)

  7. 4. The role of (Science) Education in “Evolving through Literacy” • Grade 10 Science Program Philosophy and Purpose (2005) • “ The purpose of the Science 10 Curriculum is to help all students regardless of gender, or cultural background; develop scientific literacy” • “Scientific literacy is and evolving combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving and decision-making abilities to become life long learners and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them.” • “A person who is scientifically literate is able to distinguish science from pseudo-science; evidence from propaganda; fact from fiction; knowledge from opinion; theory from design; and data from myth and folklore” • **Connections to ESD and DSL’s occur in the SK Science Curricula from Grade 5 to Grade 12 ,with Grade 10 being the best and most recent example.**

  8. 5. What is Education FOR Sustainable Development (ESD)? • United Nations University definition: • “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a commitment that goes far beyond environmental education.“ESD is the educational process for achieving human development (economic growth, social development, environmental protection).” • *The “debate” about “sustainable development” has moved on, much like the debate about global warming and climate change. • Organizations dedicated to ESD: • A) U.N. Decade of ESD 2005 to 2014 declared in 2004 • B) United Nations University Regional Centres of Expertise • C) Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (2007) • D) National Expert Council on ESD (NESDEC 2006) • E) Saskatchewan ESD Network • F) Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

  9. 5: What is ESD (in Saskatchewan)? • “Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (SASKRCE) seeks to transform education for sustainability in our region.” • “Education is broadly understood to include: • Formal Education: Primary, Secondary and post-secondary education) • Informal Education (Media, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides NGO’s) *Green LIFE Launch today* Saskatchewan Science Network (SSN) launch yesterday • Non-Formal Education: Public education by government (Ministry of Environment, SASKPOWER)”

  10. 6. What is the role of a teacher in ESD in Saskatchewan: • Saskatchewan Curricula (Science, Social Studies, Native Studies) • Example: Grade 10 Science Unit: Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems • DSL’s and Science, Technology, Society, Environment (STSE Approach) • Rhonda Phillips (Lumsden High School) presentation at Sciematics this morning • SCN “GREEN LIFE” launch this morning • **Current research being done by 7 University researchers on the SASKRCE Themes of: • A) Climate Change • B) Health • C) Farming and Local Food Production and Waste • D) Reconnection to Natural Prairie Ecosystems • E) Bridging Cultures for Sustainable Living • F) Building Sustainable Infrastructure PLUS TWO Cross-Cutting Saskatchewan Regional Themes: 1) Sustaining Rural Communities 2) Educational Approaches for Regional ESD

  11. 7. Sources of Resources for ESD • United Nations University: www.ias.unu.edu/ • Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (SASKRCE): www.saskrce.ca • Saskatchewan Education for Sustainable Development Network (SESDN): www.saskesd.ca • Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF):www.lsf-lst.ca • *ESD Resource Data Base Project • *Lighthouse Project • *Manitoba Education for Sustainable Development Working Group (MESDWG): www.mesdwg.ca PLUS these personal contacts: Dean Elliott: Saskatchewan Ministry of Education delliott@gov.sk.ca Lyle A. Benko Co-Coordinator SASKRCE lyle.benko@sasktel.net

  12. 8. The ‘evolution’ of ESD continues for Saskatchewan Science Teachers • SCN: “Green Life” launch today • RCE Saskatchewan Research Themes based on Saskatchewan data • RCE Saskatchewan Recognition Event: November 20, 2008: Craik, Saskatchewan • Application process available on line at: www.saskrce.ca Print copies also available with other handouts

  13. 9. Questions and Discussion • Have your initial “needs” been met? • What further questions do you wish to raise at this time? • Handouts available: • Power point presentation slides • RCE Saskatchewan Contacts & FAQ • RCE Saskatchewan ESD Recognition Program Background and Application (Deadline: October 27, 2008 for submission)

  14. 10. Evaluation and Closure • Please complete and return the Session Evaluation Form before you leave • CLOSURE: • “I teach. I touch the future” Christa McAuliffe (1948 to 1986) “We SUSTAIN the future by our actions as teachers.” Lyle A. Benko (1950 to ????)