Learning, Citizenship and Activism for Sustainability

WHEN 3-5 October 2019
WHERE Kirrawee Kirrawee High School, Hunter Street

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The 2019 AAEE NSW conference is being conducted in partnership with Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. The event will have a special focus on the role of activism in education programs and initiatives. It will emphasise the importance of active citizenship in sustainability. This conference will focus on the role of education and educators in:

We will ask presenters to tell stories, make links, draw out lessons, highlight achievements and indicate possibilities for strengthening the focus on building active citizenship in education initiatives.

Download the full Conference Framing Paper

A review of the 2017 conference

Make the Change

Lane Cove Hunters Hill Green Schools NetworkWe were very grateful that St Ignatius College welcomed us to their place to host our 33rd NSW Environmental Education conference, it is an amazing place and Conference participants loved the experience. We respected the property by being waste wise and treading gently.

Participants were hugely positive in their feedback about both the content and the interactions. He highlights are best described by those who were engaged in the conference. They said it gave us “ideas worth acting on.” Another said, “Learnt a lot. Will do a lot.”

The conference inspired a commitment to turning learning into action.

Participants also reported that the Conference reduced the isolation of working alone in this field; they recognised the power of the network. ”We are part of a jigsaw.” “Amazing presentations and workshops – Lots of teachers. Lots of new people.”

“The enthusiasm of the AAEE organisers/presenters and attendees” was raised by lots of participants.” The great ideas it has given me to go on a make the change.”

Congratulations to a great organiser and team. “The attention to detail and care for everyone was wonderful.”

Make the Change is a framework that provides a unified, coordinated and collaborative approach to sustainability education and engagement across NSW. It was developed by AAEE NSW in partnership with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Read more...


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