Teachers and facilitators guide
Teachers and facilitators can choose the format that fits their teaching context, such as independent workshops, cross-subject collaboration, science fairs, project weeks, green weeks, after-school activities, homework, summer schools workshops, or seminars.
*World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs International Labour Office – Geneva: ILO, 2018
WEBINAR FOR EDUCATORS 27.11.2023
at 16 to 17hrs CET
Discover, Explore, and Contribute: The CircularCitychallenge Method for Sustainability and Circular Economy Education
You are invited to our webinar on the CircularCitychallenge method, a new way of teaching about sustainability and circular economy.
This method helps your students discover new values, knowledge and skills, explore local community and circularity, and contribute to positive change.
Our experts will show how to use a more personalized, organic, and innovative approach that makes sustainability education a journey of discovery, exploration, and fulfilment.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join the CircularCitychallenge community and transform your teaching practice.
16:00 – 16:10
How to Transform Your Teaching Practice with the CircularCityChallenge Method
Dr. Vera Marin
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania
16:10 – 16:20
Reflections and Inquiries
16:20 – 16:30
Teaching Sustainability and Circular Economy with the CircularCitychallenge Method: A Step-by-Step Approach
Dr. Özlemnur Ataol and
Dr. Darian Meacham
Maastricht University, Netherlands
16:30 – 16:40
Reflections and Inquiries
16:40 – 16:50
The CircularCityChallenge Platform: An Innovative Teaching Tool for Sustainability and Circular Economy Education
Dr. Antonija Bogadi
SYNYO GmbH, Vienna, Austria
16:50 – 17:00
Reflections and Inquiries
You can register by sending an email to email@example.com
The CircularCityChallenge method is a new way of teaching about circularity and sustainability that is inspired by Sir Ken Robinson’s vision of education. Sir Ken Robinson was a global authority on creativity, education, and human potential. He believed that every person has unique talents and passions that should be nurtured and celebrated. He questioned the conventional education system that relies on uniformity, norms, and exams. He supported a more customized, natural, and creative approach that uses the varied resources of technology, culture, and human potential. He aimed to change education into a lifelong adventure of learning, exploring, and personal growth.
The CircularCityChallenge method follows Sir Ken Robinson’s vision by making circularity and sustainability a creative and engaging learning experience for students and teachers. The method helps students and teachers discover new values, explore local community and circularity, and contribute to positive change. The method uses a variety of digital and physical tools, platform, and resources that support the learning process and facilitate knowledge transfer and stakeholder engagement. The method also creates communities of practice that connect students, teachers, parents, community members, experts, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of circularity and sustainability. The method aims to empower students and teachers to become active agents of change in their own contexts.
- Explain the value and meaning of circularity and sustainability
- Demonstrate situations in their communities (households, schools, neighborhoods, cities) that are problematic in terms of too much linearity in the resources management, i.e. too much waste
- Apply the process of mapping and understanding stakeholders and their relationships for selecting more circular options
- Independently plan and implement a circularity project in their community
- Plan actions while being very precise about the roles and describing the results in a time frame
- Present analysis and proposal to the jury and any other audiences in a well argued manner
- See the waste as a potential resource
- Contribute to circularity, that includes each and every one of us in the community
- Align the vision on the common perspective that results from collaboration, from thinking together about the present and future
- Steer creativity – seen as innovation with available resources
- Contribute to teamwork that enables the quality of the process and the result
Do you want to help your students learn about circularity and sustainability in a fun and engaging way?
You don’t need to do any training to lead the students. You only need enthusiasm, creativity and our resources to guide your students through all six steps of the contest. These resources include a handbook for teachers and facilitators, videos, articles, examples, and tips.
If you have any questions or need any assistance for the contest, please contact the consortium members directly. They will be happy to support you and provide you with guidance and feedback. You can reach them via the contact form.
Our offer to all CCC challenge facilitators
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