This workshop intends to share the most current educational research in permaculture in schools, with a focus on New Zealand Schools and The New Zealand Curriculum. However, the information can easily be translated to Australian Schools.
Topics for this introductory level workshop include: What is the current state of Education for Sustainability (EfS)? How does The New Zealand Curriculum embrace EfS? Holistic approaches to teaching and learning. Introduction to systems thinking. Permaculture approaches to student learning in schools. Convincing teachers and principals to get on board. Co-creating learning experiences with teachers. Designing and running effective permaculture field trips. Engaging students in complete EfS learning experiences.
The workshop covers both theory and practice. It teaches to multiple intelligences and provides examples of best practice in holistic EfS curriculum design.