Sustainable Schools, Sustainable Futures
This is a practical book for teachers working at Key Stage 2/3 (Second and Third Levels in Scotland). It sets out the need for, and the nature of, a more sustainable future and the ways in which this can be both explored and realised in schools.
Part 1 – Learning for tomorrow
Sets out the major dilemmas faced by society in the 21st century and the need to work towards a more sustainable future. In particular it looks at three educational responses to issues of local-global change which will help young people prepare for a future that will be very different from today.
Part 2 – Stories from the future
explores eight different aspects of a more sustainable future: food and farming, energy and water, travel and transport, consuming and wasting,
buildings and biodiversity, inclusion and participation, local well-being, and global connections. For each there is a visual scenario for 2050 with accompanying activities.
Part 3 – A journey of hope
shows how these themes are inextricably interrelated and how, when woven together, they can help create a more resilient and sustainable future.
About the author
David Hicks is Visiting Professor, Bath Spa University, where he helped develop and teach the undergraduate Education Studies degree. He is a
freelance educator with a particular interest in the global dimension, a
futures perspective, climate change and sustainable schools.
For further details see www.teaching4abetterworld.co.uk
David has authored a number of titles published by WWF as part of our
work on sustainable schools. We hope this publication, which aims to help
teachers and pupils explore alternative futures, will put them in a stronger
position to start making a sustainable future a reality.