SCHOOLS GO GREEN – Developing a Whole-School Approach to Promote Social Change and Sustainable Development as a Response to Environmental Challenges
Project number: 2020-1-DE03-KA201-077258
Implementation period: 01.10.2020 – 31.03.2023

Project description

Schools have an important role to play as innovators of social change and sustainable development for a circular economy. The project aims to provide an upskilling pathway programme for teachers in order to strengthen their profiles in deal with environmental and green issues, so that they can support young pupils (pre-primary and primary) aged 5-12 yrs old to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment in their school and in their community. As a result, pupils will develop skills for making informed and responsible decisions in their daily life.

The project aims to promote from an early age an envionrmentally friendly mindset that could contribute towards the protection of the environment and prevent climate change. In order to secure a future for the younger generation it will be necessary to promote green thinking which takes into account ethical and social considerations. This means that traditional school curricula, need to be complemented by teaching pupils global environmental concepts that need to be tackled locally and individually. In this way, pupils will develop a caring attitude towards the environment demonstrated by actions (save resources, reduce waste, compensate carbon footprint emissions, choose sustainable food and mobility choices, etc.). of services, the Green Glossary Book and the whole school policy documents for 6 different EU countries.

The expected impact on the pupils, teachers and the schools is substantial, as Green or Environmental Skills are rarely taught at schools, as part of the curriculum. Pupils will have an opportunity from a very young age to be equipped with knowledge and comptences to address environmental issues andchallenges that affect their communities. Teachers will upgrade their skills, as well as enhance their teaching methodologies and tools to be able to contribute to the protection of the environment.

The project will produce 4 main Intellectual Outputs: GO GREEN syllabus-curriculum, the educational resources and tools, the green platform with various functionalities and provision

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Coordinator: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover – Germany

Scoala Primara EuroEd – Romania

Instytut Ochrony Srodowiska – Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy – Poland

A & A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd – Cyprus

MARCA – Associação de Desenvolvimento Local – Portugal

Danmar Computers – Poland

Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi Panagea Savva Ae – Greece

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.