Energy is critical to nearly every aspect of economic development. This is true for all countries, but is particularly critical in the Caribbean region, where most energy resources are imported and the high cost of modern energy services impacts all aspects of 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.
Certificate of Completion for Critical Thinking in Action: Sustainable Energy in the Science Classroom issued by the Organization of American States (OAS). 2nd edition.Certificate of Completion for Critical Thinking in Action: Sustainable Energy in the Science Classroom issued by the Organization of American States (OAS). 2nd edition.
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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.
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.