The Sustainable Learning Partnership, in association with The Crown Estate, has produced an interdisciplinary learning and teaching resource – the first in a planned series – founded upon the principles and practices of 21st Century Learning and designed to help young learners prepare for life and active participation in a global society that is safe, just and sustainable.
The Clean Energy from the Sea project is being piloted in Scottish secondary schools in Orkney, Thurso, Wick and Midlothian.
The project introduces pupils to the offshore renewables industry and the significant employment opportunities which are being created. Clean Energy from the Sea provides learning opportunities which allows them to make a connection between offshore renewables and their own studies in subjects such as geography, physics, and modern studies and also to explore three interlinked themes:
- Why the future of human society depends upon secure energy supplies to meet our essential energy demands
- Why the only safe and sustainable form of energy for the future is clean, renewable energy
- Why the oceans and seas are potentially a vast source of clean, renewable energy, presenting great technical challenges but enormous economic, social and environmental benefits.
To view this online resource visit: http://learnforsustainability.wordpress.com/