SEEd’s goal is to:
Support and encourage educators to help young people live a more sustainable life
How we do it:
We are THE hub for bringing together, sharing and enhancing best practice in sustainability and environmental education
We know that sustainability (and how to live and work sustainably) is a developing area of knowledge and skills. Our goal therefore is to keep people updated and thinking about good practice. Our policy work aims to share this practice and encourage supportive systems for educators to do this important work.
All our projects are designed to model principles of sustainable development, good stakeholder processes and best practice in learning. Evidence shows that taking an active role in your learning, and applying what you have learned to the next tasks (action learning/action research) is the deepest, most embedded way to learn.
SEEd know we are achieving our goals by increases in membership year on year, increased web traffic, successful popular events and surveys (ours and our partners) that show awareness and confidence in stakeholders. In addition we are mentioned in government White Papers and get responses to our comments to them.
As with all education this is a long term project!
NB: UNESCO defines education for sustainable development (ESD) as:
- education that allows learners to acquire the skills, capacities, values and knowledge required to ensure sustainable development;
- education at all levels and in all social contexts (family, school, workplace, community);
- education that fosters responsible citizens and promotes democracy by allowing individuals and communities to enjoy their rights and fulfill their responsibilities;
- education for life-long learning;
- education that fosters the balanced development of the individual.