The focus of Ways of thinking, acting and relating about sustainability is to provoke educators to explore the underlying thinking and ethics of actively engaging with sustainability, in both their personal and professional lives. Education for sustainability involves different ways of thinking, acting and relating about sustainability. This publication stimulates critical reflection through research and views about how we live and how we work with children and families in the interests of long-term survival for the Earth. The topics explored in this publication include:
- Thinking about world views
- Meanings of sustainability
- Links between education for sustainability, the NQS and EYLF
- Relationships for sustainability
- Ecological literacy
- Citizenship and rights.
Ways of thinking, acting and relating about sustainability is supported by case studies, reflections, illustrative examples and provocations; all are invitations to engage in deeper thinking about sustainability. The aim is to promote transformative change and create a vision for a better and sustainable future by taking action now in early childhood services.
About the Research in Practice Series:
The Research in Practice Series is published four times each year by Early Childhood Australia.
The Research in Practice Series is a practical, easy-to-read resource, offering effective new approaches for those challenging issues which arise in the care and education of young children. Each issue explores current and emerging research on a specialised topic within early childhood education and care and translates it into practical case studies, ideas and strategies for modern pedagogical practices.
Each issue can be purchased individually, or subscribe to receive a publication every quarter. Additionally, all subscribers to the Research in Practice Series receive access to specially developed presentations designed to take learning further, perfect to be shared during team meetings. To learn more about subscribing, click here.