Energy is critical to nearly every aspect of economic development. As such, the development and use of domestic natural resources for electricity, combined with energy efficiency measures, are essential to facilitate a transition to a more sustainable energy future for the region. 

Sustainable development can only be achieved when people are well informed of the challenges and have the relevant knowledge, skills and motivation to address them.  Science education is critical for achieving environmental and ethical awareness, values and attitudes, skills and behavior consistent with sustainable development. Indeed, education and sustainability are inextricably linked.

The course Critical Thinking in Action: Sustainable Energy in the Science Classroom will equip you with the tools to help students identify and think about the complexities of sustainable development issues. The course will employ methodologies such as Socratic Seminar, Academic Conversation Skills, Project Based Learning and Service Learning to foster the development of critical thinking competencies and explore the topic of sustainable energy. The methodologies will permeate every aspect of the teaching-learning experience, from lesson planning to lesson delivery to the assessment of knowledge.

This course serves as a follow-up to complement the workshops held by the OAS/DSD initiative Caribbean Energy Education and Awareness Programme (CEEAP) in the Caribbean, but it can also be taken as a stand-alone course.

Successful participants will earn

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    Certificate of Completion for Critical Thinking in Action: Sustainable Energy in the Science Classroom (3rd ed) issued by the Organization of American States (OAS).

    Certificate of Completion for Critical Thinking in Action: Sustainable Energy in the Science Classroom (3rd ed) issued by the Organization of American States (OAS).

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    How can I get it?

    The badge will be achieved when the student has completed 100% of the course modules. Note: Pending confirmation, some Ministries of Education will certify the course or validate the OAS certificate.

    Description

    This course will equip you with the tools to help students identify and analyze the complexities of sustainable energy development. The course will employ methodologies such as Socratic Seminar and Project Based Learning to foster the development of critical thinking competencies, preparing you to nurture in your students the environmental and ethical awareness, values, attitudes, skills, and behavior consistent with sustainable development.

To be able to join the course, register in the community.

Who is it for ?

Teachers and head teachers, supervisors and other education officials working in primary, middle, and high schools or in the education system. Participants should hold a bachelor’s degree and be fluent in English or in possession of an English proficiency diploma.

Duration

6 weeks

Required knowledge

Participants must have an Email account and basic computer skills, such as email management, knowledge of word processing software, and Internet search skills. Participants must be available for at least six hours per week for the course and have the ability to self-manage and work autonomously.

Start date

Jan 8th, 2018