The annual meeting moment for colleagues from elementary school, Pabos and educational partners - such as Nature and Environmental Education Centers - is coming up again. This time we are guests of the Marnix Academy in Utrecht.
From an early age, children come into contact with what is happening in the world - sometimes near and far. Think for example of the livability of the neighborhood, poverty or climate change. How do you pay attention to this in education from a hopeful perspective, and how do you teach children to be actively enterprising?
Keynote speaker is Stella van der Wal-Maris, lecturer in Education & Social Entrepreneurship. Teaching social entrepreneurship is a way to shape learning for sustainable development. Children who learn social entrepreneurship come into contact with the real world and sustainable development issues. They learn how, as small as they are, they can develop ideas and initiatives that contribute to a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. It gives children perspective and empowers them
Also, during this conference, we will build on the outcomes of the Whole School Approach working conference for school leaders, on Nov. 27. The WSA is an excellent compass for implementation of learning for sustainable development in educational practice