AU Yuet Ying 歐月瑩

Research Projects

  • Education for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood Education
  • LEE Chi Kin John, AU Yuet Ying (Ctr for University & School Partnership), CHAN Shuk Yee*, KWAN Siu Kau*, KWOK Chi Tai*, LI Mi Ying Natalia (Ctr for University & School Partnership), MA Hing Tong (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), YIP Din Yan
    1 January 2008
    Sustainable Development Fund, HKSAR Government

    Education for sustainable development or sustainability education has been an important orientation of environmental education in the 1990s. The UN has declared 2005 to 2014 as the Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). It is notable that the primary school years are the period for the formation of fundamental environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. The objectives of the project are: (a) to design and develop web-based teaching and learning resources to support the school-based curriculum development framework for sustainable development education in early childhood education (at pre-school and junior primary levels) proposed by the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau; (b) to heighten the awareness and increase the knowledge of teachers, students, parents and community helpers on issues related to sustainable development education and principles of the Earth Charter; and (c) to facilitate pre-school and junior primary pupils’ interest and commitment in personal lifestyle changes and environmental improvement. It is planned that twenty-five project primary schools would be participated involving their teachers, students and parents. Partnership will also be fostered between schools and university. Collaboration with the government, the Council for Sustainable Development and other non-governmental organizations would be sought. Within the Chinese University of Hong Kong, colleagues from the Faculty of Education, Social Science and Science would work together and university students from different faculties would be encouraged to participate in the Project by acting as tutors and coaches for students in primary schools. (ED07897)

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