Discuss early childhood education for sustainability
List the positive possibilities of education for sustainability. How can this fit with existing notions of learning in ECEC?
This reading is particularly helpful in explaining broad understandings of the topic of sustainability and why it is important. It is a useful reading for
suggests that early childhood education for sustainability “is explicitly about creating social change, and central to the changes is
the redistribution of power and authority.”
In this context the challenge is for us, as ECEC educators, is to lead change through the development of informed and active children. This process of change supports the development of skills to be critically engaged in world events and have the capacity to influence them for the collective good. This is not a simple or easy task as we deal with the daily challenges of teaching, managing and working in our communities.