Sustainability in Australian schools

a cross-curriculum priority?

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Abstract

In light of Australian policy and curriculum initiatives aimed to prioritize Education for Sustainability (EfS) practices, this article discusses a study that evaluated a smart meter program introduced by a local government of an Australian state/territory. The program aimed to provide teachers and students from 86 primary and secondary schools access to data on energy, gas, and water consumption through a website that digitally recorded schools’ consumption in real time. While the Australian curriculum supposedly prioritizes EfS as a cross-curriculum aim, the results from this small study suggest that EfS is neither a priority nor cross-curricular.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalProspects
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 May 2018

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Curriculum
  • Education for Sustainability (EfS)
  • Policy

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