Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: Now or never, a time for urgent change

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Sustainability goes beyond making something last longer; it also means promoting regeneration, prosperity and equality. This webinar examines what sustainability looks like in early childhood settings and what educators can do to facilitate change. It also explores how we can respect the rights of all children globally and support them in becoming active and empowered citizens working towards a sustainable future.

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Dr Sue Elliott has been a leader in sustainability practices within early childhood education and care for over twenty-five years. She is an experienced practitioner, academic, consultant, author and researcher in early childhood education with a focus on education for sustainability, outdoor playspaces and forest preschools. Most recently, she led an early childhood education for sustainability scoping study for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Environmental Trust (Elliott, McCrea, Newsome & Gaul, 2016) and is currently leading two research projects around children’s experiences in natural outdoor contexts. She co-edited with Davis Research in early childhood education for sustainability: International perspectives and provocations (2014), the first edited collation of current early childhood education for sustainability research. Sue is an active participant in the TransNational Dialogues in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability international research group and has also co-ordinated early childhood consultancy projects with various organisations including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and Museum Victoria.

Dr Sue Elliott is a Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator in Early Childhood Education at the University of New England (UNE), Armidale, New South Wales.

Learning outcomes

In this course, you will:

  • define sustainability and understand the scope of Education for Sustainability
  • take immediate steps towards living sustainably
  • gain an understanding of policies, theories and challenges that impact Education for Sustainability in practice
  • identify strategies to implement education for sustainability in your setting.

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Course Duration

1 hour

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