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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33201

Title: Education for a Sustainable Future: The Canada-Singapore and Canada-Qatar Climate Connection Projects
Authors: Johnston, John W.
Johnston, Mike E.
Keywords: education
international
collaboration
subject content
skills
qualities
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
Citation: Johnston, John W. and Johnston, Mike, E., 2012, Education for a Sustainable Future: The Canada-Singapore and Canada-Qatar Climate Connection Projects, University of Toronto 7th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, Nov. 5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Abstract: Education is a vital component in confronting current and future challenges facing the environment, society and economy. Engaging the next generation in formulating viable solutions requires local to international collaborative efforts. Here we share two new collaborative efforts between groups of third-year university students and students that are half-way around the world, in Singapore and Qatar. The purpose of these pilot projects were to gain awareness, take action and reflect upon the issue of climate change. Groups of students first determined and implemented the best platform for communication. Then university students determined what it meant to be a Climate Literate person (http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/Literacy/) and taught this to their remote group members. A combined effort followed by answering what were the similarities and differences between climate and human impact in Canada versus Singapore and Qatar. The students then strategically developed, implemented and reflected upon an action plan to reduce human impact on climate change.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33201
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