Education for Sustainable Development
This research is carried out in collaboration with SUPPORT-Comenius Network for Lifelong Learning: "Partnership and Participation for a Sustainable Tomorrow", a network supported by the European Commission through the EU Directorate General for Education and Culture. The project involves schools participating in campaign on climate change named CO2nnect: CO2 on the way to school.
The CO2nnect campaign was developed in response to The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that the planet Earth is getting warmer because of human activity. The long-term purpose of the campaign is to improve the understanding and practice of Education for Sustainable Development.
The project involved schools from the EU and some from outside the EU (eg. Malaysia) participating in a global campaign on climate change named CO2nnect: CO2 on the way to school. Initially, 33 schools from Malaysia participated in the project with more joining in July 2009. Malaysia was the most active country, with 139 schools that participated. Pupils enter data onto an online data collection system and from here learn and share ideas from their counterparts regarding CO2 emissions due to transportation. Suggestions and early solutions were forwarded in their efforts to curb the damaging effects of climate change. Schools that has satisfied certain criteria then participated in an international competition depicting real life solutions and activities to combat climate change. A total of 40 schools across the world participated in the project competition, of which 4 were from Malaysia.
Malaysia wins international competition!
Two schools from Malaysia won joint second place in the Upper Secondary School Category. These are Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Serdang, Kedah and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Perempuan St. George, Pulau Pinang. A third school, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Jambul, Pulau Pinang was awarded the Highly Commended Project category.
- To establish a data bank of examples of good practice for ESD around the globe
- To effect exemplary knowledge management in terms of experiences, new ideas, creative solutions and breakthrough processes and skills