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International Sustainability Education Project - Greg Smith

International Sustainability Education Project

A new International Sustainability Education Project kicks off in the Institute of Education

A new international sustainability education project aimed at supporting primary teachers in effectively teaching about sustainability kicked off in the Institute of Education on the 19th of September.  Dr Cliona Murphy and Dr Greg Smith from the school of STEM Education Innovation and Global Studies and Dr Ben Mallon from the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education welcomed 19 teachers from eight Dublin schools to the project and then conducted the initial series of workshops over the course of three days.

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt on the Glasnevin CampusSustainability Scavenger Hunt on the Glasnevin Campus

This project was awarded funding from the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) and is aimed at supporting primary school teachers from Ireland, Germany, USA and Mexico to effectively teach about sustainability. The GCSO Education Project recognizes that for the world to become more sustainable, people of all ages need to learn certain principles of sustainability and attain relevant competencies.  The project involves 80 primary school teachers from the four countries participating in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that is aimed at supporting primary teachers to effectively teach about sustainability as an integral component of their respective curricula.

Meeting Saorla, DCU's Bee KeeperMeeting Saorla, DCU's Bee Keeper

Dublin schools participating in the project

Bayside Senior School, Sutton;  Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall;  North Dublin National School Project, Ballygall; Scoil an Chroí Ró Naofa íosa, Hunstown; St Peter’s National School, Bray; St Pius School Boys’ NS, Terenure; St. Vincent De Paul  Senior Girls , Marino; The Good Shepherd National School, Churchtown. 

26th September, 2017