Foodweb Education presents at National Conference

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We (Rafael Schouten, Isobel Harper and Megan Floris) recently attended and presented  at the the Australian Association for Environmental Education conference in Hobart, Tasmania which was held over 5 days and included David Orr as the keynote speaker.  Our workshop was titled Patterns from Ecosystem Ecology: Energy flow and matter cycling as the basis for Sustainability Education.   As David Orr had pointed out in his speech, at this time we are in need of linking frameworks to decompartmentalise our education system and knowledge. The Foodweb Education approach to sustainability education provides such an approach by uniting the diverse topics of sustainability education through teaching the laws of science regarding the behaviour of energy and matter. These apply equally to our society as to natural systems providing patterns of energy flow and matter cycling that can be used as a linking, simplifying framework for teaching. We produced a teaching resource to accompany the presentation which you can find here. Our workshop was well attended and received and we look forward to having the opportunity to share our approach again in the future.

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