The Water Theme Learning Towards Sustainable Development
Water and its use will get a considerably more important part in the future education due to the climate issue. With this program, the Nynäshamn Nature School through the project COBWEB is aiming to give inspiration through experiences, discoveries and understanding of the water’s importance. Above all, the program emphasises a perspective of activities, resulting in an education of real practical exercises
The Pedagogical/Didactical Idea
The pedagogical/didactical idea of this program is based on five steps, i.e. Experience, Discovery, Understanding, Insight and Action. The first four steps are the Nature School Organisation’s basic ideas about belief in the future. The steps are joined in the concept “finding the path”?, meaning Experiencing with all the senses, Discovering the diversity, Understanding the connections in nature and insights of knowledge about the nature’s lifecycle. In this folder a fifth step has been added; Action, meaning attaining the skills and insight that give the children a desire to act.
How to use this folder in the education
This program is about Water. The theme is suitable both for exploring water in the local environment and becoming aware about the global water issues. A current issue for the schools in the Baltic area is: How can we reduce our impact on the Baltic Sea?
This program emphasises how the pupils should carry out actions around the water issue. This will be done by the pupils experiencing and discovering and attaining knowledge through their own questions about water. By attaining knowledge the pupils will be able to estimate and make sensible choices, as responsible citizens in a global future. The underlying idea in all activities/exercises is that the children/pupils are taking part in the process.
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