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The early childhood education field has been slow to take up the challenge of sustainability. However, Brisbane's Campus Kindergarten is one early education centre that is making serious efforts in this regard. In 1997, Campus Kindergarten initiated its Sustainable Planet Project involving a variety of curriculum and pedagogical activities that have led to enhanced play spaces, reduced waste, lowered water consumption and improved biodiversity. Such changes are not curriculum “add-ons”. A study of curriculum decision-making processes shows that a culture of sustainability permeates the centre. This has been by a process of slowly evolving changes that have led to a reculturation of many social and environmental practices. This study also shows that very young children, in the presence of passionate and committed teachers, are quite capable of engaging in education for sustainability and in “making a difference”.

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Url : https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/australian-journal-of-environmental-education/article/educating-for-sustainability-in-the-early-years-creating-cultural-change-in-a-child-care-setting/60B19F56F9B5D140D5FB7DEC1CF6A012
Languages : English
Published by : Australian Journal of Environmental Education
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Priority Action Area : Priority Action Area 2 Transforming learning and training environments ,
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    ESD General
Regions : Asia Pacific
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