Thinking, Learning and Acting for a Flourishing and Sustainable World
Hosted by UWCSEA East Campus, Singapore, 9-10 May, 2015
Oftentimes when it comes to approaching global issues, service and sustainability, students and teachers are left with a nagging sense of gloom-and-doom, the feeling that somehow we are all responsible for destroying the planet but with no real way of understanding the complexity of the situation or, more importantly, what to do about it.
In this course, educators will be empowered with a suite of tools developed by sustainability consultant, Alan AtKisson, to help both educators and students think critically and creatively about the bigger picture, gain a deeper understanding of sustainability, and understand our own contributions to the world. These tools and systems thinking methods will enable educators to help students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in a complex and interdependent world. The course will be a mix of theory and practice; educators will see examples of these tools in practice and be invited to innovate and strengthen their lessons, units, and programs them.
∼ This course is Level 1 of Compass Education’s 3-level educator training program ∼
Enduring understanding as a result of attending this workshop:
Systems thinking enables educators to help their students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in a complex and interdependent world.
- Understand the nexus of sustainability and education
- Be able to use systems thinking tools with students
- Be able to integrate systems thinking into unit and lesson planning
Who should attend:
- Teachers and program leaders who want to integrate sustainability education and systems thinking into their teaching practice.
- Curriculum leaders and principals interested in understanding what the practical application of sustainability education looks like.
Early bird US$299 / S$399 until 5 April; From 6 April US$339 / S$449*
*Course fees include certificate of attendance, workshop materials, a notepad and snacks and lunch. There is a 5% discount if you are registering five or more participants. There is a 10% discount for ten participants or more.
For more details about the workshop (timetable, direction, hotels etc.) visit the UWCSEA Centre of Education.
Passionate about education’s role in creating flourishing futures, Teresa is a trainer with Compass Education, a non-profit equipping schools for a sustainable future. With Compass education since the inception, Teresa has been developing materials for educators and facilitating workshops for teaching and learning and whole school transformation since 2009.
Currently, she also works with young people at NIST International School in a variety of capacities: as a teacher of MYP English and DP Psychology, and coordinator of the MYP Service & Action Program and the Global Citizen Diploma. Previously, Teresa worked with students as a PYP homeroom teacher at the International School of Tianjin in China where she also served as the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Coordinator.
Teresa believes deeply in the power of collaborative networks. Most recently, she worked with the JUMP! Foundation to lead the Global Citizenship Summit for educators. Teresa is also co-creator of the Bangkok ServICE Network, which inspires, connects and empowers students and educators in the Bangkok-Pattaya region. She organized the inaugural conference for the network in 2011.
To maintain her personal well-being, Teresa travels, practices yoga, and looks after a feisty cat who uses human toilets.