The Foodweb framework is a gardens-based Ecoliteracy (Ecological literacy) program that teaches and reinforces fundamental ecological patterns such as energy flow and matter cycles with the aim of providing students with the essential knowledge and skills for resilience in an uncertain future. The framework includes the following aspects that can be used as a guide to develop and deliver your lesson or program. Filter your lesson, curriculum, program or activity ideas through each of the following areas to meet the objectives of the Foodweb Education framework:
- Foodweb Pedagogy – standards for preparation and instruction.
- Learning Space – the areas, both real and virtual for pedagogy to play out in.
- School Integration – linking with curriculum and community to build a relevant and indispensable program.
- Themes – the patterns used to develop thinking tools for resilience and sustainability.
- Activities – the practical component, how to engage students and provide experiential and meaningful learning opportunities.
- Content – objects and organisms that provide essential observational, investigative and practical examples for students.
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by Megan Floris and Rafael Schouten