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When Greta Thunberg stood outside the Swedish Parliament in September 2018 with a sign saying ‘School Strike for Climate’, she captured the imaginations of young people everywhere, including those at Chinese International School (CIS) in Hong Kong.
In an increasingly (and some might say over) globalised world, schools often utilise terms such as ‘global citizenship’, ‘sustainability’ or ‘service learning’ to describe a set of conditions aimed at making the world a better place through student work. American School of Dubai (ASD) strives to be such a school, in part through its change-maker education programme.
Take a moment to imagine a school focused on sustainability. What does it look like? What are the students doing?
You might have imagined upcycled fashion, growing food and recycling plastics. You might have imagined awareness campaigns, low-energy days or a meat-free cafeteria. What you might not have imagined are computer simulations, programming or electronics. Why?
Sal Gordon inspired many at this summer’s ISC Research Edruptors Conference with his advice for international schools on embracing sustainability within the school ethos. Here he expands on his conference comments.
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