Education for Change (EduC)

Geographical location:

Europe/Middle-East > Eastern Europe > Estonia

Europe/Middle-East > Eastern Europe > Latvia
Europe/Middle-East > Eastern Europe > Lithuania
Europe/Middle-East > Eastern Europe > Poland
Europe/Middle-East > Eastern Europe > Russian Federation
Europe/Middle-East > Europe General
Europe/Middle-East > Northern Europe > Finland
Europe/Middle-East > Northern Europe > Sweden

Representatives of the project target group together with symbol for the project aim.
© WWF Sweden / Gitte Jutvik

Summary

The Education for Change (EduC) project involves 11 partners: universities and organisations, together and in collaboration with teacher trainers, school leaders, regional administrations, organisations, educators and students.

The target group for EduC is educators at kindergartens up to secondary schools, teacher trainers and school leaders on local and regional level.

During the project time of 3 years, methods and material will be presented to the target group for comments. The special method for in-service training will be tried out by educators in 5 pilot schools in each of the 7 countries. (Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia - St-Petersburg region and Kaliningrad - and Sweden) After the project time the course for prospective teachers will be offered to more than 100 universities by the Baltic University Network. The composition of partners and associates secure a strong and wide dissemination of methods and material to networks in Europe.

WWF Sweden initiated the project, Uppsala University, Valdy Lindhe is the lead partner.

Background

Humans have to face the environmental problems caused by short-term planning and misuse of resources. Various published policy documents set out the situation and propose positive action to address the issues. These can be applied to the education sector.

The 1992 United Nations (UN) conference in Rio highlighted the urgent need for environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). A good starting point is the UN ‘Decade for ESD’, which began in 2005.

During the 3-year project, material will be presented to the target group for comment. The special method for in-service training will be trialed by educators in 5 pilot schools in each of the 7 countries: Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia (St Petersburg region and Kaliningrad), and Sweden.

After 3 years the course for prospective teachers will be offered to more than 100 universities by the Baltic University Network.

WWF Sweden initiated the project, Uppsala University, Valdy Lindhe is the lead partner.

Objectives

- A university course for prospective teachers.
- A new method for in-service training.
- Course plans and teachers' material, printed and web-based.
- Materials and seminars for marketing and dissemination.

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