Investigate the sustainability of a service. Consider each of these aspects:
•Nature: we have always keep in mind the nature when we act let it be in anything.
Choose one potential change you identified in Part A that could be implemented to enhance environmental sustainability in a service.
Describe the area of change you have chosen. Include the following:
a.The change you have chosen to implement
b.The area of service delivery involved
c.An explanation of how involving children in implementing this change will increase children’s respect for and connection with nature
d.How this area of change links to one of the key global issues
Explain how you would consult with children about the area of change you chose to implement.
a.What age children could be involved?
b.What strategies will you use to consult with the children?
c.What materials are required?
d.What will you do to consult with the children?
Outline how you would implement the change.
a.What materials will you need? Consider any safety or hygiene issues.
b.What steps will you take to implement the change?
c.How will you involve the children?
d.What barriers might you face and how could you overcome them?
Consider how you will evaluate your change implementation.
a.How can you involve stakeholders other than children in evaluating this change?
b.What might you measure if you applied qualitative evaluation to the implementation of this change?
c.What might you measure if you applied quantitative evaluation to the implementation of this change?
Learning checkpoint 2
Supporting children to understand and respect the environment
Draw, or create and photograph a space in an outdoor environment that encourages the development of life skills. It can be focused on either:
•growing and preparing food
•waste reduction and recycling
•caring for animals.
Explain the space you have created.
d.How would you use a wide range of natural and recycled materials?
e.How would you model respect, care and appreciation for the environment?
f.How could you increase the children’s respect for and understanding of the natural environment?
What ethical dilemmas relating to waste disposal would be faced within the space?
Who are the stakeholders that would be involved in the space and the experience? How would you get them involved?
Describe one project you could conduct that would build on the space you have designed, and encourage the children to exchange their thoughts and ideas about sustainable practices.
Think of two intentional teaching experiences that demonstrate the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land, and the impact of human activity on the environment. One experience should be indoors and the other outdoors.
Write a short description of each intentional teaching experience. Include the following details:
•name of the experience
•age of children involved
•how you plan to carry out the experience, including a short list of the strategies involved.
Explain how each intentional teaching experience does the following:
g.Increases children’s understanding of animals and the natural environment
h.Supports children to develop respect for the natural environment
i.Encourages children to exchange thoughts and ideas about sustainable practices