National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA2||Children’s health and safety|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|2||Know the content and how to teach it|
What does sustainability mean, and how can educators build sustainability within early childhood education and care services in meaningful ways?
Education for Sustainability, written by Deb and Julie of the NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network (ECEEN), looks at ways educators and families can promote sustainability within both their service and their community. When we engage in sustainability education in early childhood settings, we are aiming to create living and learning spaces that reflect and encourage sustainable practices now and into the future.
After completing this course, you will have an understanding of:
- the meaning of sustainability and its importance for young children, educators and early childhood education and care services
- how sustainability is viewed in the National Quality Standard (NQS) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and
- the tools educators can use to assess and improve sustainability in everyday practices.
This module is suitable for educators at all stages of their careers and particularly for those in Educational Leader positions. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.
This module is available to purchase individually, or as a part of a Learning Hub Annual Subscription.
Completing Education for sustainability will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Courses completed after 20/02/2018 will be validated.
Watch the trailer for Education for sustainability below: