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Title: Education for Sustainability in primary English education
Contributor(s): Hansford, Diane  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: In English speaking countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, English language forms the basis for communication and understanding about the world in which we live, the way we communicate to others and how we seek to make sense of what is happening around us. In all areas of the curriculum, including Education for Sustainability (EfS), students' skills in using and manipulating spoken and written language will determine the quality of their understanding and beliefs, and will support their efforts to take reasoned action for the future. Students need to know about, and be able to use, appropriate language for specific purposes across all Key Learning Areas (KLA) in Australia or Learning Areas (LA) in New Zealand. This chapter presents some of the recent developments in English education in the Australian and New Zealand context. It reviews situated literacies of place, provides some curriculum models as examples for developing language and literacy so that students can take action, provides examples of literature that focus on environmental issues which can be incorporated into studies about EfS, and highlights the language knowledge and skills that students require to develop conceptual understanding about the environment and sustainable practices.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Education for Sustainability in the Primary Curriculum: A Guide for Teachers, p. 155-179
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: South Yarra, Australia
ISBN: 9781420256277
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Michael Littledyke, Neil Taylor, Chris Eames
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Education

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