Whole-School Approaches to Sustainability

Edited book (chapter)


Ryan, Elizabeth. 2011. "Whole-School Approaches to Sustainability." Newman, Julie and Robbins, Paul (ed.) Green Education: An A-to-Z Guide. United States. SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 447-450
Chapter Title

Whole-School Approaches to Sustainability

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3172
Book TitleGreen Education: An A-to-Z Guide
Authors
AuthorRyan, Elizabeth
EditorsNewman, Julie and Robbins, Paul
Page Range447-450
Number of Pages4
Year2011
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9781412996860
9781412974615
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412974615
Web Address (URL)https://sk.sagepub.com/reference/greeneducation/n130.xml
Abstract

Schools have long been seen as a vehicle for green education, and school-based approaches to environmental education have varied significantly since the 1970s, when content and field studies approaches to environmental education dominated the field. Since the mid-1990s, whole-school approaches to sustainability—targeting all aspects of school operations, not just the school curriculum—have become increasingly popular across many countries of the world. This approach not only has environmental education embedded in the school curriculum, but it also models sustainability policies and practices within the whole-school context.
A whole-school approach to sustainability would therefore consider, for example, the school's waste management systems; how students are transported to and from school; where food is sourced and how it is grown; how much energy the school uses and how energy needs are powered; the volume of water used and the way water is consumed; the consumption of other natural resources such as paper; the amount of habitat and green space provided for in the school grounds; and the role of the school within the broader community. Whole-school approaches to sustainability view the school as a microcosm of society and promote the take-up of sustainable lifestyles through the modeling of natural resource conservation and efficiency, and by adopting whole-school policies aimed at reducing the school's ecological footprint. Such an approach is a direct response to international calls to reform and reorient education toward a new global sustainability agenda.

Keywordssustainability
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390105. Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Journal TitleGreen Education: An A-to-Z Guide
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q67yw/whole-school-approaches-to-sustainability

  • 47
    total views
  • 3
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

A Visual Analysis of Meet … Captain Cook (2011) – a Modern Australian Picture Book
Baguley, Margaret, Bedford, Alison, Ryan, Lisa, Kerby, Martin and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2023. "A Visual Analysis of Meet … Captain Cook (2011) – a Modern Australian Picture Book." Australian Art Education. 44 (3), pp. 3-16.
Early career researchers’ collective advocacy work within an Australian university context
Larsen, Ellen, Salton, Yvonne, Fanshawe, Melissa, Gaunt, Lorraine, Ryan, Lisa, Findlay, Yvonne and Albion, Peter. 2023. "Early career researchers’ collective advocacy work within an Australian university context." The Australian Educational Researcher. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-022-00604-6
Global Imaginaries of the Eco-Schools Teacher: A postcolonial discourse analysis
Ryan, Lisa. 2022. "Global Imaginaries of the Eco-Schools Teacher: A postcolonial discourse analysis." 11th World Environmental Education Congress. Prague, Czech Republic 14 - 18 Mar 2022
A Deep Dive into Sustainability Leadership Through Education for Sustainability
Ferreira, Jo-Anne L., Ryan, Lisa D. and Davis, Julie M.. 2020. "A Deep Dive into Sustainability Leadership Through Education for Sustainability." English, Fenwick (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Educational Leadership and Management Discourse. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1-21
Learning `otherWISE': Being wise about consumption
Neil, Cameron, Bentley, Matthew, Ryan, Elizabeth, Donahoo, Daniel, Bergmann, Iris and Fien, John. 2009. "Learning `otherWISE': Being wise about consumption." Corcoran, Peter Blaze and Osana, Phillip M. (ed.) Young People, Education, and Sustainable Development: Exploring Principles, Perspectives, and Praxis. Netherlands. Wageningen Academic Publishers. pp. 273-280
Mainstreaming sustainability into pre-service teacher education in Australia
Ferreira, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Lisa, Davis, Julie, Cavanagh, Marian and Thomas, Janelle. 2009. Mainstreaming sustainability into pre-service teacher education in Australia. North Ryde, Australia. Macquarie University. https://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.1092.5767
Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education
Ferreira, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Lisa and Tilbury, Daniella. 2014. "Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education." Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 30 (1), pp. 136-146. https://doi.org/10.1017/aee.2014.39
Whole-school approaches to sustainability: a review of models for professional development in pre-service teacher education
Ferreira, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Lisa and Tilbury, Daniella. 2006. Whole-school approaches to sustainability: a review of models for professional development in pre-service teacher education. North Ryde, Australia. Macquarie University.
Developing Knowledge and Leadership in Pre-Service Teacher Education Systems
Ferreira, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Lisa and Davis, Julie. 2015. "Developing Knowledge and Leadership in Pre-Service Teacher Education Systems." Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 31 (2), pp. 194-207. https://doi.org/10.1017/aee.2015.24
Working the System: A Model for System-Wide Change in Pre-Service Teacher Education
Ferreira, Jo-Anne and Ryan, Lisa. 2012. "Working the System: A Model for System-Wide Change in Pre-Service Teacher Education." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 37 (12), pp. 29-45. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n12.3
A Response to Reorienting Teacher Education Towards Sustainability
Ferreira, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Lisa and Tilbury, Daniella. 2014. "A Response to Reorienting Teacher Education Towards Sustainability." Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 30 (1), pp. 147-148. https://doi.org/10.1017/aee.2014.40
Mainstreaming education for sustainable development in initial teacher education in Australia: a review of existing professional development models
Ferreira, Jo-Anne, Ryan, Lisa and Tilbury, Daniella. 2007. "Mainstreaming education for sustainable development in initial teacher education in Australia: a review of existing professional development models." Journal of Education for Teaching. 33 (2), pp. 225-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/02607470701259515
Sustainability Focused CoP: Enabling Transformative Education
Ashford, Theresa, Archer-Lean, Clare, Ashford, Graham, Taylor, Jane, Keys, Noni, Thomsen, Dana, Ryan, Lisa and Baldwin, Claudia. 2017. "Sustainability Focused CoP: Enabling Transformative Education." McDonald, Jacquie and Cater-Steel, Aileen (ed.) Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Dreamers and Schemers. Singapore. Springer. pp. 281-302
Pursuing epistemological plurality in South Africa's Eco-Schools: Discursive rules for knowledge legitimation
Ryan, Lisa and Ferreira, Jo-Anne. 2019. "Pursuing epistemological plurality in South Africa's Eco-Schools: Discursive rules for knowledge legitimation." Southern African Journal of Environmental Education. 35, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.4314/sajee.v35i1.2
Mrs van der Merwe loves her birds
Ryan, Elizabeth (Lisa). 2013. "Mrs van der Merwe loves her birds." 7th World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC 2013). Marrakech, Morocco 09 - 14 Jun 2013 Marrakech, Morocco.
Young people aren't all totally into 'stuff'
Ryan, Lisa, Donahoo, D. and Winfree, T.. 2005. "Young people aren't all totally into 'stuff'." Ecos. 126, pp. 10-11.