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Authors : Parama Majumdar, Mousumi Bhowal, Deepika Sarda

Page Nos : 11-16

Description :
Sustainability is defined as the emphasis laid on managing the existing capacity of Earth so as to uphold life in future. The Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit or the Earth Summit defined the concept of sustainability in the year 1992. This summit also laid the terms of sustainability through planning, negotiations and most importantly, through education. Education for Sustainability is a didactic approach that aims to develop human resource, across schools and communities with the values and motivation to take action for sustainability, within their community and therefore, also at a global scale. This paper discusses one such model that builds awareness and knowledge on sustainability issues by developing appreciation for nature among students. The basis of this extension model is engendering a process of critical thinking in the students through participatory learning as they work to organise a flower show which is the culmination of a yearlong upkeep while combating the changing tempers of the environment. The process encompasses several viable environmental solutions and the implementation of this model is an attempt to drive the cause of environment education through shared learning and to engage the society in a dialogue

Date of Online: 30 Sep 2020