100905736, Maryke R NaudeEDU20005: Assignment 1Part ASustainability can be defined as the study of how natural systems function, toremain diverse and to produce and keep everything required for the ecology to remainbalanced, although it is known for human to use some of the natural resources tosustain a modern life (Mason, 2018).The reason why sustainability is being taught at school, is because it is ofparamount importance to teach children to take full responsibility for their own actionsand contribute to practice sustainability. Through gaining this knowledge students will beable to develop knowledge, skills and motivations for action (Department of Education,2016).Education for sustainability is aimed at tackling the causes of underlying non-sustainable trends (Department of Environment and Heritage [DEH], 2005.) Todaysstudents live in a challenging world, where the environmental system is complexed,these systems provide life to all living things (DET, 2006).TheMelbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australianswascreated because it was clear that school children are facing new challenges in worldand education today. Within this declaration, there were key areas mentioned for thebenefit of the Australian community. Sustainability was one of the key areas,recognising the importance of sustainable patterns of living (DET, 2016), it has sincethen been incorporated across the Australian curriculum.
100905736, Maryke R NaudeEDU20005: Assignment 1In order to create a sustainable community, it is important for sustainable expertsand organisations to be involved.The persons and organisations who have thecapacity, knowledge, skills and motivation should respond and attempt to resolve issueswithin the community to the best of their knowledge and expertise (DEH, 2005).Education for sustainability (EFS) is based on the following seven principles.1.Transformation for changeIT is important not to only provide information to the people, but it isimportant to kit people with skills, capacity and most of all motivation to managechange (DEH, 2005).2.Education for all and lifelong learningAccording to the Department of Heritage, 2005, p9: “Education forsustainability is driven by a broad understanding of education and learning which