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2012 | ESD LT, English

5th Meeting of the International ESD Network

The first meeting of the ‘ESD Leadership group for 2012‘ also saw reunions for the first generation of students and the ESD experts. These groups worked collectively and apart for optimum results. One week was spent discussing initial thoughts on Education for Sustainable Development, the importance of leadership, the intricacies of projects and the importance of working together, and that was only within the ‘Class of 2012’ group.

Highlights of the week included;

  • Teamwork on the floor

    Groups work together to build the best tower

    Introductory talks from the experts, including a panel discussion on ESD in India, the widespread problem of having great policy but poor implementation and reflections on Rio+20

  • Tower Building! This showed the elements needed to make a project successful e.g. good time management, working with the resources available and achieving the desired outcome
    The group also learnt..
    What a project has to be to be successful – Realistic, Viable, Feasible, Reasonable
    Why projects fail – Funding, Access to necessary research, Organisational Problems, No Plan B

 

 

  • Generation I & Generation II get to know each other a little better

    Presentations of Innovation Projects from last year (and some speed-dating to get to know each other..)
    Thursday saw everyone come together to learn more about 2011’s Innovation Projects. Guests were free to explore the projects, shown on display boards around the room, and to discuss them in more detail with each participant

  • An International Conference to close the week – ‘SET the future; Sustainability, Education & Transformation’
    Held in the modern, and very sustainable, Hessische Landesvertretung, the conference saw expert speakers summing up their thoughts, experiences and hopes for the future of ESD.The balance between Society, Environment & Economy was reiterated, and examples from home countries showed theory in practice –
    Sustainable Lighting in India was put forward as a simple solution to save costs, increase working and studying hours, and as a result increase aspirations for higher education, while Berlin has taken advantage of Urban Gardening to improve the landscape, but also to boost tourism and knowledge.

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I have just graduated from Queen's University, Belfast with a BSc Land Use & Environmental Management. I am in Berlin for four months to build on that learning with some practical internship experience...

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