From Garbage Classification To Sustainability In China

The context and integration of a focus on sustainability

The importance of garbage classification has not drawn enough attention from the public in China. Many students are not well aware of whether a certain kind of garbage is recyclable or not including me before coming to the UK. In the final presentation, I choose to design a geography class in primary school about garbage classification.

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Education for Sustainability Into A Primary School: Biodiversity Conservation Activities

Biodiversity, as one of the important parts in sustainability, has getting more and more attention. My learning context is a primary school near Poyang Lake in China, and the activity is using place-based learning to raise pupils’ awareness of biodiversity conservation and sustainability. Here, I will explain how I have thought about ways of applying place-based learning into educating for sustainability in my learning context. Read more

Teaching Primary School Children Sustainability Through Place Based Learning

In the past, I thought environmental sustainability meant to do more recycling; however, listening to lectures on sustainability has provoked a change in my thoughts and led me to think more deeply about the subject. Sustainability, as I understand it, is the ability to meet current needs without infringing on the ability of future generations to meet their needs (Gruenewald, 2003). Sobel (2004) also supports the idea that sustainability goes beyond the necessity of environment.

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If I Had A Time Machine, I Would Like To Experience Interdisciplinary Sustainability Learning in Secondary International School

When I was a teenager, I learned a variety of different disciplines, focus on the one in which I am now specifically engaged as part of my further study. This personal experience of mine is not uncommon as is illustrative of how specialization can impact upon personal academic and career development on a global scale. Meanwhile, this, situation has changed and evolved much. Read more